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Book Review: Weight Loss Apocalypse-Emotional Eating Rehabilitation Through the hCG Protocol by Robin Phipps Woodall

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Weight Loss Apocalypse-Emotional Eating Rehabilitation Through the hCG Protocol by Robin Phills Woodall is an excellent book which poses the dilemma of what to do after weight loss. Most weight loss attempts fail because people don’t have a replacement activity for rapacious eating. After weight loss, there is a whole new you with a new identity which people readily recognize and applaud.

Robin Phills Woodall challenges people who lose weight to shed their old identity and adopt a new one. For many people, this task is not easy because it comes after years or decades of seeking reward from food. The place to begin is by finding new hobbies and activities which are good substitutes for binging on food.

For some, over-compensating with exercise becomes the new substitute. This can be problematic because athletes rationalize that they can overeat since significant energy has been expended. For athletes, a better strategy is to eat protein after workouts and not sugar or excess carbs. Another strategy is to eat more meals during the day but smaller ones.

Ms. Woodall explains the partial success of Dr. Simeons’ hCG protocol which utilizes injections to induce less eating. The problem with the hCG protocol alone is that the patient loses weight and regains it later. There must be a change in behavior directed to less eating on a permanent basis, as well as a substitute for the habitual binge eating. A substantial part of the answer may lie in a permanent lifestyle change.

The urge to eat is caused by decreased brain leptin because food stimulates leptin. Excess ATP and leptin equate to more fat cells. The daily administration of FAS inhibitors increases mitochondria in red and white skeletal muscle. This could explain why studies show an increase in metabolism tested through indirect calorimeters.

The author explains that too many of us overeat because of a feeling of vulnerability, emotional weakness or as a reward. i.e. I earned the right to overeat because I did a lot of work or exercise. The challenge for over-eaters is this one. Can you stop eating when hunger has been satisfied? A related question is the re-prioritizing of food in your life. Most people eat out of sheer habit and not necessity. For this reason, many trainers recommend eating four to six smaller meals throughout the day.

Weight Loss Apocalypse-Emotional Eating Rehabilitation Through the hCG Protocol  challenges us to rethink our ideas about food in favor of finding viable hobbies and substitutes in order to live life more fully with less eating. The presentation is easy to read and understand. There is an extensive section on References and a Glossary at the end of the book.

Prestigious research journals are cited. Examples include The British Journal of
Clinical Pharmacology, Nature, The Journal of Physiology, The National Academy of Sciences and Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • Brian aka Guppusmaximus

    Nice Article…

    I think the other major issue with diets & exercise is the use of seemingly uneducated terminology. It should be called “Fat Loss” because “Weight Loss” is misleading. If you plan on having a rigorous exercise routine, know that muscle weighs more than fat.

  • Katie

    You might want to read the book. The author talks about what you are saying: thus…weight -loss apocalypse.

  • http://www.lunch.com/DrJosephSMaresca Dr Joseph S Maresca

    The author asked me to review the book. I’m explaining the authors views. i.e.

    (1) Robin Phills Woodall challenges people who lose weight to shed their old identity and adopt a new one.

    (2) Ms. Woodall explains the partial success of Dr. Simeons’ hCG protocol which utilizes injections to induce less eating.

    (3) The author explains that too many of us overeat because of a feeling of vulnerability, emotional weakness or as a reward.

    I read and reviewed this book and the one by Dr. Simeone on the hCG protocol. Both books cover similar territory; however, the book by Ms. Woodall covers the aftermath of a diet and challenges people who lose weight to find viable substitutes for binge eating. The junk food industry does not help in this process.

  • Cindy Williams

    I enjoyed your review and will try to read the entire book, I do have to say I agree with after you lose your weight and while your losing the weight it all comes down to changing your state of mined and beleives in order to keep it off.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    True. Find substitute foods and exercise.