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Why Intelligent People Are Overweight

A Guide to a Healthier Life

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"It's simple and gets to the core of the problem. It offers solid solutions without gimmicks."
- Larry Winget (New York Times Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and Television Personality)

"I will recommend it to patients."
- Dr. Charles Glassman, MD (Physician and Author of Brain Drain)

So why are intelligent people overweight? Because how we eat has less to do with our intellect and more to do with our associations to food.

An association is a link in your mind between an emotion and an experience, person, place, or thing. An example of an association is a fear of dogs. A person is afraid of dogs because something happened in their past where they were either attacked or frightened severely. That event created an association in the person's mind linking dogs with fear. Now, when that person sees a dog, even if they know intellectually that it's friendly, they will experience fear because their associations are overriding their intellect.

It works the same way with food. You eat fried foods because they make you feel good—even though you know intellectually they’re unhealthy. You eat processed foods containing chemicals and fats because they make you feel good—even though you know they’re unhealthy. You eat potato chips, drink soda and binge on ice cream because they make you feel good—even though you know they’re unhealthy. And you will likely NEVER stop eating these foods until you change your associations.

Published in 2011, Why Intelligent People Are Overweight has been helping countless people understand why they eat poorly and how to break that cycle. Whether you're a Harvard graduate or a high school dropout, if you believe that nothing is more important than your health, this is where you need to begin.

About the Author

Hedley Turk is a compelling and dynamic author, comedian, health consultant, public speaker and former personal trainer who is fortunate to have both brain hemispheres working at near full capacity, which is due to his meticulous maintenance schedule of frequent oil changes and tire rotations.

In his first book, Why Intelligent People Are Overweight, Turk provides a revolutionary solution to the problem of food addiction, tackling the issue from a psychological standpoint. Published in 2011, this book has been helping countless people understand why they eat poorly and how to break that cycle.

For his second book, My First Car Was a Motorcycle, My First Girl Was a Woman, Turk delivers the fun by bringing the reader into his hilarious, sexy, wild, and captivating world. Laugh-out-loud funny and difficult to put down, it showcases his unmistakable voice as one of the freshest and funniest in American writing.

Turk, a native New Yorker, earned his Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Albany and is an advocate for animal rights and the environment. When not working on his next book, he plays basketball like a twenty-year-old hoping for an NBA contract.

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Why Intelligent People Are Overweight
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Published: Apr 04, 2011
  • Publisher: Global Book Group
  • Seller: Global Book Group
  • Print Length: 152 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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