Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2013
The first 50 pages of this book are a really good read; they give an accurate and easy to understand synopsis of how serotonin is produced and what it takes to get it into the brain. The overall concept of a serotonin power surge is sound and after having tried it for a couple of days I have noticed a difference in mood and well being.
However, the sales pitch is relentless, the bias very USA, and this really taints the read. If you can speed read over the sales patter there are some real gems of information in here, and if you are looking for a possible alternative to anti-depressants you will find this book useful. The author is careful though to not cross medical boundaries and does not suggest that this book is an alternative to anti-d's. What is good is that you get to understand what impact anti-d's have on you and how they can change your eating habits. So if you are going through a period of putting weight on because you have been or are depressed you will find this book useful.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2013
I love this book. I have been heavily into nutrition and diet for a few years now and have followed a high protein diet as all the recent studies suggest that it's the best way to lose weight.

We have all heard that carbs are the devil.

Whilst I was following my diet I also became very anxious and depressed. Eventually I was put on anti-depressants to elevate my levels of Serotonin. Little did I know that I was causing much damage by limiting carbs and reducing my Serotonin levels. I also didn't understand why I had such cravings for food and why I was in such a high risk of binging, constantly obsessing over food - this book shed some light on that area too.

So I have found this book very interesting, and it sheds light on the problems with a low carbohydrate diet and what carbs can do for you.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
We've all done it- eating a whole bag of potato chips or more cookies than we'd like to admit when trying to deal with stress, anxiety, fatigue, or sadness. The thing is that it works. After eating that comfort food, we feel like we can face the world once again. So food becomes a refuge and the scale reflects it.

Then, along comes the Atkins diet. No carbs. Truthfully, how long did it take you to cheat during your first bout of PMS? Even when you were being "good", how bad were the carb cravings?

The Serotonin Power Diet makes carbs permissible once again, in moderation and at the right times. One small carbohydrate filled snack, eaten about an hour before a meal can actually reduce your appetite allowing you to eat appropriate portions of healthy foods without cravings or feeling like you are actually on a diet.

Unlike many diets, I can see The Serotonin Power Diet actually fitting into my everyday lifestyle. Craving carbs during PMS or when I'm tired often derails my nutritional efforts. Having a small snack seems to alleviate that feeling that I've failed in my efforts and relieves my cravings.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2012
I found this book quite disappointing as I had expected some attractive photos of dishes and easy-to-follow recipes. The 'method' described in it (no pictures!) is complicated and rather boring I felt. In fact, nothing much new here as far as I was concerned!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 20 May 2014
I could not believe that these very educated authors were promoting carbohydrates, as the answer to losing weight in a healthy manner. They were promoting all the foods that raise your blood glucose levels.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 24 July 2015
What this book says makes a lot of sense. It's really helped me to be aware of what I'm eating and when,
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 24 May 2015
Don't bother does not work, in fact it seems to encourage you to eat even more!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2013
Although I found the basis of the book interesting I was a little disappointed. It seemed very heavy going and I have not been encouraged to use any of the recipes some of the items of which can only be found in America. This may seem a bit immature but a few photographs of tasty food might have been more exciting. I can find more interesting food in most of my other cookery books
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 25 June 2015
Useful and instructive.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2014
very interesting
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse