Help for Overeaters
way to describe "The
Amen Solution" is to call it help for
overeaters. The help for overeaters chart below was taken
from this book.
The best way
to describe this book is
to quote from the
“The #1 secret is that most weight
problems occur between
your ears, not in your stomach. If you want a better body, the first
always start is by having a better brain.
Read more….(Secret #2)
Secret #2 is that there isn’t just one brain pattern
associated with being
overweight; there are at least five.
Giving everyone the same diet plan will make some people
better and a
lot of people worse. Finding the right
plan for your individual brain type is the key to lasting weight loss.
|SUMMARY TABLE OF THE FIVE
TYPES OF OVEREATERES|| |
|Type ||Symptoms ||Brain Findings/ Neurotransmitter Issue
|1. Compulsive Overeaters
||Overfocussed on food,worring,have trouble
letting go of hurts ||Increased AC (anterior cingulate)/low serotonin
||5-HTP, inositol,saffron, or St. Johns wort
such as Prozac,Zoloft, or Lexapro|| |
|2. Impulsive Overeaters
||Impulsive, bored, easily distracted ||Low, PFC (prefrontal cortex)/ low dopamine
||Green tea, rhodiola, L-trosine ||Phentermine
or stimulants such as Adderall or
Overeaters ||Combination of type 1 and 2 ||High
AC plus low PFC/low seotonin and dopamine ||5-HTP plus grean tea and rhodiola ||SSRI
plus phentermine or stimulant|| |
|4. Sad or Emotional
Overeaters ||Sad or depressed mood, gets the winter blues,
has carbohydrate cravings,loses interest, sleeps a lot, has low energy.
||High limbic activity/low PFC; check vitamin D
and DHEA levels ||SAMe, vitamin D, or DHEA if needed ||Wellburtrin||
|5. Anxious Overeaters
||Is anxious, tense, nervous; predicts the worst;
eats to calm ||High basal ganglia/low GABA levels ||GABA, B6, magnesium ||Topamax||
I would not suggest any of the
supplements or medications
above except maybe green tea . Buy
book and there are tests to see which kind of overeater you are. You
read about solutions that are aimed at your type of overeater.