• April 2, 2011
  • Health & Fitness
  • $23.95
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 9781608321018
  • Trim: 5.5in × 8.5in

Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly

A Brain Surgeon Reveals the Weight-Loss Secrets of the Brain-Belly Connection

Larry McCleary, MD

Stay slim and mentally sharp by choosing foods that keep your waistline trim and your brain well fed.

Renowned neurosurgeon Larry McCleary, M. D., became fascinated by the paradox of the fattening of America and the brain starvation he was seeing in aging brains. His research led to this innovative conclusion: Calories you consume are bypassing your brain and being stored in fat cells. In Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly, he reveals how sticky fat cells send mixed messages to your brain, causing you to experience persistent hunger, to overeat, and to gain weight as a result.

If you are ready to get in touch with the signals your body generates so that you work with, not against, your innate metabolic machinery, this book is the tool you've been seeking. Weight loss will be easy as you keep hunger at bay while providing your brain with the high-octane fuel it thrives on. Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly pairs its advice with 7 days worth of helpful meal plans and plenty of delicious recipes.

Dr. McCleary's counterintuitive perspective on the benefits of brain-healthy fat consumption supported by clinical testing with a group that called themselves the Biggest Losers will help you make critical decisions about your diet. Learning to choose foods that prevent the production of sticky fat cells rather than forcing yourself to eat less is the best way for you to feed your hungry brain cells and stay thin.

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Larry McCleary performed postgraduate work in theoretical physics at Boston University. He went to medical school at the State University of New YorkBuffalo, did his surgical internship at the University of Minnesota, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. 

Dr. McClearys other books include The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine & Menopausal Symptoms and Boost Mental Energy (Perigee Press, 2007) and the two-volume set Bald Is Beautiful: The Shining Stars Foundation Guide for Living with Childhood Cancer (2009). He has also published articles in numerous medical journals.

Dr. McCleary holds several patents for nutritional supplements and is the medical director for the nonprofit Shining Stars Foundation that provides programs for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.