Always Hungry?

Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently
by David Ludwig | 384 pages

David Ludwig has both an M.D. and a Ph.D. and is a professor and researcher at both Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He’s overseen dozens of diet studies, authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and supported thousands of patients looking to optimize their weight. In this book, we learn how to conquer cravings, retrain fat cells, and lose weight permanently.


“Most weight loss programs require you to cut back on calories. This one won’t.
Many expect you to endure hunger. This one doesn’t.
Some require grueling workouts. Not this one.

That’s because the program in this book, the Always Hungry Solution, uses a radically different method of weight control, based on decades of groundbreaking, but little-known research.

Conventional diets aim to shrink body fat by restricting calorie intake. But this approach is doomed to fail in the real world, because it targets the symptoms, not the root cause of the problem. After a few weeks of calorie restriction, the body fights back, and makes us feel hungry, tired, and deprived. Though we may be able to ignore these unpleasant feelings for a short while, they inevitably erode our motivation and willpower. Sooner or later, we succumb to temptation and the weight comes racing back—often leaving us heavier than before we started the diet.

The Always Hungry Solution turns dieting on its head, by ignoring calories and targeting fat tissue directly. Using the right types and combinations of foods (and other supportive techniques related to stress reduction, sleep, and enjoyable physical activities), this approach reprograms fat cells to release their stored calories. When this happens, the pent-up calories flood back into the body, shifting metabolism into weight loss mode. You’ll experience a surge in energy levels and dramatically increased satiety—that pleasant sense of fullness after eating. You’ll feel good, and begin to lose weight without hunger or cravings.”

~ David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D. from Always Hungry

David Ludwig is a professor and researcher at both Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

He has both an M.D. and a Ph.D. and is one of the world’s leading researchers on the science of optimal nutrition. He’s overseen dozens of diet studies, authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and supported thousands of patients looking to optimize their weight. (Time magazine describes him as an “obesity warrior.”)

This book is, as the sub-title suggests, a thorough look at the underlying science of how to conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and lose weight permanently combined with an equally thorough three phase plan for doing so. (Get the book here.)

If you’ve tried a ton of diets with mixed success, you might REALLY like this evidence-based, moderate approach to sustainable weight loss.

As you can imagine, it’s packed with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!

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Authors

David Ludwig

Physician, Nutrition Researcher, and Public Health Advocate.