Sandra Aamodt received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Rochester, and went on to work as editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience. She is co-author (with Sam Wang) of Welcome to Your Brain and Welcome to Your Child's Brain. Her science writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, El Mundo, and The Times, among others. Sandra lives with her husband on eight acres in Northern California with a dog and two cats.
`Finally, a scientist who bridges the gap between the emerging behavioral theories of weight loss and our current disastrous attempts to diet our way thin! I can't wait for this to be published so I can give it to patients.'-- Dr. Henry S. Lodge, professor at Columbia University Medical Center and co-author of Younger Next Year
`In this deeply researched book, Aamodt demolishes the conventional wisdom on dieting, building a compelling case that if we want to be healthier, we should diet less, not more. Essential reading for today's weight-obsessed culture.'-- Traci Mann, Ph.D., author of Secrets from the Eating Lab
`This important book sounds a much-needed alarm about the long-term damage that dieting does to our bodies and minds. Highly recommended for chronic calorie counters and anyone trying to raise healthy, sane children in an insane food world.'-- Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth and founder of SANESolution.com
`Aamodt, a neuroscientist, explains the science behind the way your body controls your weight, showing why it can be so hard to lose those extra pounds. A host of sobering statistics reveal just how taken in we are by empty (and expensive) promises.'-- Drew Turney * Cosmos *