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  • Title: Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin
  • Author: Allen Zadoff
  • ISBN: 9780738211053
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Allen Zadoff spent years reasoning that a big, healthy man should have a big, healthy appetite and that his rapidly increasing girth was no than a regular guy thing At 350 pounds, however, it became clear that what had started as a little weight problem was destroying his life Desperate to find a new way of living that would carry him into thin and beyond, Zadoff beAllen Zadoff spent years reasoning that a big, healthy man should have a big, healthy appetite and that his rapidly increasing girth was no than a regular guy thing At 350 pounds, however, it became clear that what had started as a little weight problem was destroying his life Desperate to find a new way of living that would carry him into thin and beyond, Zadoff began to focus less on what he ate, and on the physical and emotional underpinnings of what he came to understand as a disease The pounds melted away, and so began the adventure of a lifetime Following Zadoff s incredible journey both up and down the scale, Hungry blends his personal story with surprising strategies for weight loss success it is as laugh out loud funny as it is inspirational.
    Hungry Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin Allen Zadoff spent years reasoning that a big healthy man should have a big healthy appetite and that his rapidly increasing girth was no than a regular guy thing At pounds however it became c

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    1. At last, Hungry is an e book It s hard to believe that when it was published only a few years ago, e editions were nowhere near a sure thing I ve updated, edited, and added new sections and made it available in all formats I m happy to be able to share it as an alternate take on the food diet issue for those who might be struggling Rather than review my own book, I ll share this piece from the Los Angeles Times Book Review Los Angeles Times Discoveries THERE S no shortage of books on how to lose [...]

    2. My sister convinced me to read this by telling me her favorite line from the book, which I have copied and pasted from her review I d like to try the bunny, I said, pretending I hadn t already eaten three or four pieces But how I tried to decide from Zadoff s description whether I was a normal eater or a problem eater I could tell quite easily that I wasn t a compulsive eater Eventually I decided that I was a normal eater who happens to enjoy thinking about food, but who strangely does not often [...]

    3. I ve been reading Allen Zadoff s book in this first month of my own journey with weight loss through Weight Watchers Allen s book has been on my radar for some time.Allen was among those first authors that came on board RAW INK Online with this title, FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CANNOT HAVE I remember seeing a picture of Allen that didn t seem to connect If I remember correctly, he is wearing a red striped shirt at the beach His hair is curly and he is notably using observation, not percepti [...]

    4. A great peek into the secrets of a food addict the classic overeater Allen shows us the shameful secrets that he spent half a life time hiding as he struggled to overcome a life lived solely for the purpose of eating much as possible, as often as possible As his health was being destroyed as his social life was non existent as his emotional life was stunted as his professional life too was harmedl by the toxic effects of a food addiction Allen searched for the key the magic piece of knowledge th [...]

    5. This book came to me at the right time, and it was eye opening to say the least This isn t a self help book This is just the true story of a man who changed his relationship with food, eating, and most importantly, the way he began to live his life after 28 years of hiding behind food As someone who overeats, this book showed me that I m not alone in my own experiences, and that a lot of work and support is needed into order to change Throughout the book, Allen clearly states that this is just w [...]

    6. I feel the need to qualify my 5 star rating, in that it s not like I think this book deserves a Pulitzer or even a screen adaptation It s about the authenticity and relatability of the book to my life I ve read a lot of self help weight loss books which this book purports not to be and there seems to be an unspoken competition among them as to who can have the worst food disorder and be the sickest This one was different in that a guy was just getting very real about his behaviors toward food a [...]

    7. This book has changed my life I honestly don t throw that statement around very frequently This book and the author s experiences resonated deeply with me I have had a life long battle with food and even though I know this, it wasn t until I read Mr Zadoff s words that I actually got itd it only took me 39 years If you have food issues or an eating disorder, give this book a chance.

    8. I love this book I love how he writes and how short the chapters are Like a thought is a chapter It can be as short as a paragraph LOVE that I m half way through Want to give all of my female friends a copy Especially the ones who relate to the dilemma of weight, self esteem, yo yo diets, obsessing about how we look etc.This book will make you laugh and it will make you think I like books that do both of these things

    9. I struggle with whether to go with 3 or 4 stars It s a solid 3 1 2 for me.Zadoff tells his story with humor and great candor I appreciate his honesty I ve always felt like I have an unhealthy attitude toward food, and while I don t know that my problem is as severe as his, I learned a lot from his journey and am grateful he shared his story.This is an easy read in one day, although I went a little slower and finished in two.

    10. Eating disorders are no laughing matter, but Allen Zadoff manages to inject alot of humor into the story of his own struggle with overeating He does not propose that what works for him will be for everyone, but he does offer some good insights into possible management for sufferers of an eating disorder.

    11. I enjoyed the part where he chronicles his journey through food obsession It was a bit light on how he finally managed to stick with the plan, but clearly he used a 12 Step program I would liked to have heard about the type of support he received from OA and how that helped at the beginning of his journey into sane eating.

    12. The author was very relatable but I found the writing to be at a high school level He would repeat the same things over and over and had a new chapter every other page Felt like the message could have been concisely written in a 10 15 page paper I do hope it s helped others though

    13. Wow Great approach.Such a lighthearted read on a serious subject He lays it all out on the table and openly discusses the biting no pun intended emotions and habits that accompany over eating.

    14. I m finished with Hungry Great book with some very good insights I went to town highlighting many of the concepts that I think are really important as well as some cute quotes.

    15. Originally posted onashleighreads I hadn t meant for this to be my novel this week that was supposed to go to Eli Brown s Cinnamon and Gunpowder, which I am about halfway through I ended up picking up Hungry at work, where it was amongst a stack of free books from the publisher I started reading it during my break and finished it in record time Granted, the novel is pretty short on its own, but the prose is relatively speedy, as well.Hungry is a memoir by Allen Zadoff, in which he recounts his s [...]

    16. I binged on and quickly devoured this book As someone who treats mostly obese diabetic patients, I appreciated his insightful and compassionate perspective on his own eating disorder It s not about the food it s about what the food compulsion is covering up As he says, a bagel never jumped into his mouth and a muffin never tackled him in a grocery store It was his addiction, his obsessive use of his addictive substance, that was controlling his life and freezing his emotional development.Most co [...]

    17. From the time I was a young boy, I loved to eat I love stories of real life especially ones that have someone overcoming struggles.I have struggled my whole life with weight, so I was excited to read this story.While I did enjoy the way it started off, it just became sort of monotonous after awhile.Allen has SERIOUS struggles with food, learning that he has a eating compulsion I can understand that Some people don t believe that food can be an addiction I totally believe it Just as drugs or alco [...]

    18. Very quick read, most of the chapters are less than three pages long Hungry, is a sort of memoir, and sort of self help book on losing weight The author tells us over and over that this is not meant as advise for anyone, this is his story, yet we find out little about him for a memoir For example, he talks a lot about eating and sitting in his apartment, but very little about family relationships and what his life is like now Does he have hobbies and interests His own journey began as a very lar [...]

    19. Let me just say that I am probably going to gush over this book I am so glad that I decided to buy this wonderful piece of art Allen Zadoff has RAPIDLY climbed my favorite author chart I felt near tears the entire time because everything in this book resonated with me on a very personal level It only took me a couple of hours to get through this Once Zadoff grabbed my attention and pulled on my heart strings in the introduction, he didn t let go Not once I loved that this novel was so deeply per [...]

    20. If you think this is a diet book you would be wrong It s not a self help, philosophy, or what to do book It is one man s journey of recognizing that he has a disease His disease is overeating This is his story of realization that what he thought was a terrible way of life was actually a disease You may look at someone that you consider over weight and say, why can t they just quit eating, exercise, etc Allen help us see the struggle, frustration, pain, and recovery from addictive behaviors We al [...]

    21. I picked up this book a couple of years ago at the library, due to the back cover and the jokes about how being thin didn t lead to all expectations being fulfilled.I took it home and was unable to put the book down Alan Zadoff had written my struggle with food and life For the first time in my life I discovered that I wasn t alone with the demons that plagued me.So what did I think of the content Well for me it was life changing For others it may not be so It s a short book and easy to digest w [...]

    22. I d like to try the bunny, I said, pretending I hadn t already eaten three or four pieces But how My favorite line in the whole book I think it s a nice representation of what the book is about and the style of writing, which is the book s greatest strength The short vignettes work nicely, Zadoff has a sense of humor, and I love his conversations with his eating disorder.I have an ARC it seems like the book was marketed as a memoir, but it doesn t feel like one He also repeatedly says that it is [...]

    23. Wow this is a fantastic story help book about a man who realized he had major issues with food He is an over eater, and always will be However now that he knows his problems he is facing them head on and has lost over 150 pounds He s right diets do not work, only admitting your problems and working through them your own way will help I found the book to be inspirational and will use it as a tool on my own journey It s nice that someone can honestly be funny and use humor when talking about such [...]

    24. As you know, I was attracted to this book because of the fabulous cover and, as it turns out, you can t judge a book by the cover, because Hungry isn t at all the book I was expecting The back cover describes it as laugh out loud funny as do many of the reviews on US.I found it sad, wise, inspiring and interesting, but not funny I think I might have smiled once or twice.Allen Zadoff was overweight from a young age and was, quite literally, killing himself with food At 350lbs and just before a Mc [...]

    25. This book was honest and full of insight I was skeptical that I would like the book, but found myself flying through the sample I got on my Kindle I was not disappointed by the whole book and appreciated the short and succinct chapters Memoirs are my favorite genre currently but I feel cheated when authors say the same thing repeatedly and embellish their points to expand them to book length This book does not have that problem He makes a point, then moves on to the next one Hungry left me think [...]

    26. Having weighed 290 pounds, and struggled 6 years of Bulimia Nervosa, to now working as a Weight loss consultant, whilst also helping others with eating disorders I can say the author still has a lot of learning The idea of disease is not true I used to think that way, therefor it became a self fulfilling prophecy It s not When you learn about the mind and body, and understand food, energy balance, and nutritional science You will come to naturally master all aspects if your dietary lifestyle, an [...]

    27. I don t usually read self help books but saw a strong review for Hungry and wasn t disappointed Zadoff is unflinchingly honest in his assessment of his troubled relationship with food and equates it to addiction He calls himself a food junkie, and then offers poignant and distressing examples of how far he would go to get his fix His road to recovery is inspiring, though not if you re expecting a swift solution It s about a everyday series of choices to be healthy, to beat the addiction by not [...]

    28. I love Allen Zadoff s fiction, so when I saw him promote a memoir on his addiction with food, I was immediately curious I, too, had suffered from food addiction, and I wanted to know how this fantastic author had grappled with the affliction Wow I was unprepared for just how much his story would resonate with me I can safely say that, despite having spent many years on my own road to recovery, Allen s memoir not only reinforced my own discoveries, but also gave me new insight into the dilemma of [...]

    29. This was a really quick read It wasn t AS funny as I had hoped it would be I guess the topic was too close to home in some areas and too deep a topic to be all comedic Although the lightheartedness is the only way to read about this type of disease It was a good read for anyone who has struggled, succeeded and overcome even when they didn t know how but the WIN was in the learning itself.

    30. A thoughtful and short confessional of one man s struggle with overeating Very insightful and helped me think about food from a different perspective and have compassion for those who battle addiction His helps at the end will not work for everyone and he acknowledges this but his frankness with his struggles will help many who share his pain and help those trying to help their overeating friends.

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