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The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program [Paperback]

Kathleen Des Maisons
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May 2002
Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with–and healing–sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings that sugar dependence causes. Revealing the various ways sugar addiction affects both men and women, and the unique methods for healing it, Dr. DesMaisons encourages you to custom-tailor her simple program to fit your lifestyle and includes information on

• How to integrate a “slow-carbs not low-carbs” strategy into your diet
• Why regular protein is essential and how to get it with every meal
• What to eat when a sugar craving strikes
• How to get the nutrition you need on the run–even at fast-food restaurants
• How to find an exercise program you’ll enjoy
• Ten breakfasts you can prepare in a flash
• Menus and recipes for every lifestyle and taste

Practical, hands-on, and reader friendly, The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program will transform your life by helping you eat right–starting today!

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345441338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345441331
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.8 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kathleen DesMaisons, PH.D., is President and CEO of Radiant Recovery, a highly successful and revolutionary programme for treating addictions of all kinds that combines medical and holistic approaches. Her programme has gained national attention in the US due to its unparalleled 92per cent success rate with alcoholics. Her website is www.radiantrecovery.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book you never knew you needed 10 July 2006
I bought this book about 4 weeks ago just out of interest. At the time i was browsing for cookbooks and thought this book could answer some questions for other members of my family. When the book arrived i began to read it and i was struck straight away by the 10 questions in the intro. When i answered 9 out of 10 as a yes the message was clear!! I was hooked on the book and read it within a week. It was so informative and well written it made it easy to read and to even understand all the science regarding sugar sensitivity. As i sat there with an oversized chocolate bar on my lap this book was a huge wake up call. I never fully accepted or understood why i had a problem with eating sweets and sugar foods til reading this book. It moved me to tears with its accuracy and i felt it had been written directly for me as i sympathised with the scenarios and case studies throughout the book. It also contains recipes and tips from other sugar sensitives and more than a little humour to keep the subject from getting to intense and overwhelming. I have now been on the programme for 2 weeks and have already stopped having mid morning cravings. After trying several failed diets I feel i have finally found the key to my problems with weight gain. The book is extremely informative about sugar sensitivity but also helpful in overcoming it with a seven step plan that involves every day things. Its also a great confidence boost to realise its your brain chemistry calling you to the chocolate aisle in the supermarket rather than a lack of willpower. I have begun reading the book again but this time sticking a post it on all the useful pages, it has become my new bible and once you read it you'll want to take it everywhere!
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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to follow and true 3 July 2002
I've tried various apporaches to the carbohydrate issue including Atkins and The Carbohydrates Addicts. I find this is the simplest to live by. I don't really think of myself as on a diet at all yet I've lost about 20 lbs as a side effect to my "radiant recovery". My mood, energy level and confusion all improved for the better within days. I've been working the program about 3 months. I haven't yet finished all the steps. But eating 3 meals a day with protein, concentrating on complex carbohydrates and that nightly potato really do make a trememdous difference.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book saved my life! 15 Oct 2001
By AllieBH
This development of the Potatoes Not Prozac plan is a life saver! Finally I can live my life as I want to, not shackled by the addiction to carbohydrates and sugar that was holding me back, without me even realising what it was.
Dr DesMaisons has found a way out of the maze, towards a more rewarding life than you could imagine possible!
By slowly and carefully working though the steps, you can change your brain chemistry to free you from depression, cravings and much much more.
Heal yourself through diet - get this book now!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Following this program changed my life for ever! 30 Dec 2000
By A Customer
I started the program in October 1999 and have never looked back. It's a long process but I noticed positive changes quite early on and that encouraged me to continue. A year on I now feel energetic, calm, relaxed, optimistic and happy. Happy is not a feeling that I have ever really experienced before - and it's wonderful - radiance is what Dr DesMaisons calls it!
I've increased what I eat by about half, and at the same time have lost 2 stone - I'm never hungry, never overeat and haven't had a migraine for months. I've just had my first sugar (and alcohol) free Christmas and it was great!...
I owe an eternal debt of gratitude to Dr DesMaisons for showing me that it wasn't my fault, my body chemistry was the problem - and how easy it is to correct that and find a balance in my life.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life-changing book 7 Mar 2008
Are you fed up of feeling bad on the inside? Do you suffer from depression? Addictions of any kind? PMS? Can't control your eating? Then this book is for you.

Be part of the growing number of people around the world who are changing their lives by implementing the straightforward dietary changes outlined in this book.

I love Kathleen DesMaisons' style of writing - she comes across as being very caring and genuine. There are plenty of hints and tips to get you started and a thriving online community to provide ongoing support. It is really helpful and there is no charge to join.

I used to eat compulsively and have no self-esteem. I was depressed, had horrific mood swings and zero confidence. After reading this book and changing what and when I eat I am now confident, calm, centred, feel happy and I haven't binged in nearly a year. That in itself is a miracle.

If this is your story too, then buy this book, you won't regret it.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The same information in a new package. 1 Jan 2001
By A Customer
I was so excited when I learned that DesMaisons had written a sequel to her book. Potatoes not Prozac is my all time favourite; it was an answer to my problems and it honestly changed my life. Also, I really loved DesMaisons practical, "non-american" way of writing, simple truths, no extra blaa-blaa. What a dissapointment it was when i started reading the Total Recovery Program. The information is basicly still true and valuable, but why write another book if you have nothing new to say? If you read Potatoes don't get this one, it's a rip-off. If you didn't read the first one, read eather one (not both), you'll love them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide
Bought this for a friend, they are well pleased with it
Published 1 month ago by E. Biernath
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing
This book has helped me so much. I feel like I have been given my life back, and I understand so much better what has been driving me all these years. Read more
Published 5 months ago by whitecliffbeck
5.0 out of 5 stars new beginnings
A friend told me about this programme and I went straight away and bought 3 books. This does repeat potatoes not prozac in parts, but I think a little more manageable. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kiwi-joolz
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps set you back on track of normal eating
I've struggled with sugar for many years, and this book really helps take the focus off lack of will power and more on getting the right balance of proper food to help you cure... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs EC Foyle
3.0 out of 5 stars Sugar Addict
Informative, but repetitive, self-help basis of the book is good. Sings its own praises a bit too much. O.K to dip into.
Published 13 months ago by Frances Gauthier
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book.....but
I started this book with enthusiasm. I notice I haven't followed through; no doubt it is more to do with my motivation. Read more
Published 14 months ago by dapper
5.0 out of 5 stars Good step by step guide
I haven't had the book long enough to review it completely as I haven't completed all the steps yet. Read more
Published 17 months ago by tc
1.0 out of 5 stars STOP!
This book like all of KDM's books are not written to help you.

KDM books are not just' long, confusing and unhelpful they are in fact no more than sales pitches for more... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Barry Bunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing book. Worth a go....
I have had this book for years and I can't recommend it enough. If you suffer from mood swings this could be the answer. Read more
Published on 29 April 2012 by Kate
1.0 out of 5 stars Self promotion throughout book - not much dietary advice.
Difficult to find a page that doesn't contain the words "Your last diet!".

In fact, on most pages "Your last diet!" appears at least 3 times!! Very off putting. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2012 by r.f
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