Always Hungry? by David Ludwig

Always Hungry?

Renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work, and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great.For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in deter...

Details Always Hungry?

TitleAlways Hungry?
Release DateJan 5th, 2016
PublisherGrand Central Life & Style
GenreNonfiction, Health, Food and Drink, Food, Self Help, Nutrition, Science, Audiobook

Reviews Always Hungry?

  • Kirsten
    For most of my life I’ve approached eating somewhat skeptically. I was not raised in a household that entertained even a curiosity about nutrition, to say the least. It took until I was nearly twenty before I had the palate to even choke down a green salad. The body can be capable of handling a lot, but as all of us learn at some point, the body has limits. For me, it had become more that my body was my limit - or more, my relative size was not...
  • Ed
    With Always Hungry?, there are two things to review: the book as a book and the book as an eating system. The eating system has been working great for me. In the month I’ve been on it, I’ve lost 10 pounds without feeling like I’m dieting and no “white-knuckling” it to the next meal. But more importantly, I’m feeling healthier and happier than I have in years and I’m cooking & eating delicious food.The book lays out science behind th...
  • Caroline
    It works. I have been following this eating approach since the beginning of the year and have lost almost 30 pounds without suffering. The key is to find a system that will work for you that you can follow for the rest of your life, not 'while you're on a diet.' Part of why this works for me is the research and logic Dr Ludwig brings to bear. He starts with the question 'why has America gotten progressively more obese since it began low-fat diets...
  • Jason Pettus
    (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)The bad news about Dr. David Ludwig's newest book, Always Hungry? -- and this is only minor bad news at most -- is that what he calls "revolutionary" information is not actually that revolutionary, essentially repeating the same story from half a dozen othe...
  • Stephanie
    As someone interested in the political food landscape of our country, this book really impressed me! I devoured the science at the beginning, got menu ideas and loved the political ending with advice on how consumers can help make the needed changes in our current food culture. Great read even for those of us who aren't always hungry!
  • Martha
    I heard an interview w/ David Ludwig and thought that he'd put out an interesting, science-based product. That was not the case. The book is peppered (A LOT) with people's "Always hungry story". They are so annoying that, for me, they take away from the book. Additionally, there wasn't nearly as much science in this book as I had wanted. There isn't much new in this book that a lot of paleo people haven't already been saying - eat some healthy fa...
  • Ann
    After rave reviews from my sister, who is the most level-headed person I know when it comes to medical trends, I bought this and was immediately impressed by the rational, realistic nutritional advice that Dr. Ludwig advocates. When I stick to the program, I lose weight effortlessly and feel awesome. It does require a lot of pre-planning (as I've learned, there is almost no convenience food that doesn't include sugar, wheat, or potatoes, and that...
  • Donna
    This might be the book for you if you are a newbie to nutrition and whole food eating. This covers the basics as well as how important it is to avoid processed anything. However, I think I was looking for more science and research because that is one of the reasons I spend some time with books like this. I read a lot of health and nutrition books and this was just one more that didn't stand out in any way. So 3 stars because it might be helpful t...
  • Michael
    The diet described in this book did not work for me. Given the highly individual nature of human bodies, and the subjective values of self-help books, perhaps I should just leave it at that. It might work for you, fair enough. If it does, enjoy.However, Dr. Ludwig makes some awfully large claims about dietary science in this book that deserve a larger-scale refutation by someone better equipped than I am to make. The book falls into what I call t...
  • Erin
    Basically, my review is the same as others I've seen. It's an interesting and probably true theory. But, how feasible is it to follow this plan "forever"...and to cook from a recipe every single night? For me, most unlikely. But, it did give me some thoughts to chew on, so to speak. And perhaps, at a minimum, the two week cleanse would be a good idea.
  • Ty-Orion
    Добрият доктор Лудвиг отваря храбро уста да каже А, Б, но за В не му стига смелост.Режимът му накратко: (М - мазнини, В - въглени, П - протеини)3 фази. Първа ударна - 2 седмици - високомазнинна отключваща - М50%/В25%/П25%. Втора - до отслабване - М40%/В35%/П25%.Трета - ...
  • Koren Barwis
    Good book with pretty solid recommendations for reducing sugar. Love the explanation of how sugar impacts our fat cells -- definitely has me trying to keep my sugar down. Also like that they endorse good fats.
  • Sharon
    A well-researched scientific approach to weight-loss focusing on a higher-fat lower carbohydrate diet. Vegetarian options are included but almost entirely consist of tofu or tempeh!
  • Elizabeth
    Great book! I'll try to keep it short: I was so very tired of being confused about all the competing health advice there is out there. Then I heard about this book from Michael Pollan and from Science Friday. Dr Ludwig's medical and science credentials are super legit, so I made the plunge. From this book, I learned things that totally changed my understanding of food. I learned non-gimmicky peer-reviewed science on feeling full longer and losing...
  • Paula
    Science of weight gain and retention told in easy to understand terms. Suggestions for how to change eating habits and lose weight based on the science, with suggested menus and recipes.
  • Kathryn
    I consider myself to be a good critical thinker and reasonably knowledgeable about health and nutrition. All the same, I have found myself confused and despairing over food. What is healthy eating? What is moderation? Why is it so hard for me to follow "the rules"?This book- written by a mainstream physician- suggests we have to answer another question first: why am I so hungry in the first place?There's a lot of science in here, and also honesty...
  • Gretchen
    I suppose I should not necessarily review this until I’ve gone through all three weeks of the initial parts, but so far I’m enjoying what I’m reading. This seems like the kinder, gentler, more vegetarian version of Whole30/reconfigure your diet to lower proportions of shitty processed carbs. I like the care with which the guidelines are written to take human individuality into account, and the focus on sustainable health and wellness and th...
  • Jessica
    I love the idea of this diet—I guess I can’t rate it, but I did.... ?
  • Nick Jones
    Some interesting science. I have no idea if it’s true, but the author presents it in a persuasive way. Good recipes in the end.
  • Tina Hsu
    The jury is still out on how effective this eating approach is at mitigating common health problems, and the author doesn't really make any claims toward this end. But personally, I found myself feeling much better while eating on this diet. I didn't have the sugar-related issues with tiredness, low blood sugar, sleepiness, etc. It starts out with a diet of 50% fat. That makes some people nervous after decades of being told that we should eat les...
  • Ariadna73
    This is another "diet book" but with one or two takeaways: 1. "It is not overeating what makes us fat, it is the process of getting fat what makes us overeat. Hence, we need to stop getting fat in order to stop overeating" And the way to stop getting fat is hijacking our fat cells, kind of "bribing" them with a lot of healthy fats from nuts and other sources, while cutting off bad carbohydrates such as sugar, bread, starch, and white potato. The ...
  • Yogesh Verma
    There are countless books written on weight loss but none addresses the true cause of weight gain like “Always Hungry?” This book is a paradigm shift in the conventional view of obesity. Dr. Ludwig explains why the cause and effect need to be reversed in the current obesity model. Hunger, he shows, is not the cause but rather a consequence of obesity. His insight into the human metabolism along with his cutting edge research illustrates the p...
  • Elisa
    Science-based, free from the moralising attitudes toward fat, with a holistic approach to improve lifestyle. The meal plans are detailed and meals simple enough (read some criticism that the recipes require spending too long in the kitchen. I disagree. From an Italian PoV, spending up to one hour in the kitchen to prepare one's dinner and lunch for the next day is totally reasonable). Haven't tried putting it into practice but this is the first '...
  • Ruth
    This book was Inspiron g and informative. I'm already integrating things into my diet and I can't wait to start the programs in earnest!
  • Sharron
    Nothing really new here nor is it particularly well said. All in all, better to skip this title and read either Gary Taubes or Dr. David Kessler instead.
  • Dana
    Not new information. Lots of testimonials. No photos of recipes. Lots of soy products and recipes that refer you to another recipe on another page.
  • Sandra
    I'm giving this five stars because it has been the most helpful in my quest to quit eating sugar (long enough to break the addiction, not forever). Dr. Ludwig makes a compelling case for a higher fat, lower carbohydrate diet. I've been reading this along with Salt, Sugar, Fat, by Michael Moss, and between the two it's hard not to feel annoyed, if not devastated, by the number the food industry has pulled on us. A small percentage of the time the ...
  • Unwisely
    There are two reasons I eat too much. One is emotional, one is plain hunger. As in, I am crazy hungry really quickly after I eat. Like 2 hours after a meal. Which is insane. I have always thought it was some sort of moral failing, but this book was at the library so I figured I'd give it a shot.The book itself made a good case that the way most people eat is unhealthy. A little background on how the American nutrition system got here, lots of foo...
  • Corinne Apezteguia
    I read this over a year ago and it changed the way I think about sugar and simple carbs. It helped me understand how the pancreas in particular processes simple sugars and why excess sugar consumption has led to more obesity. Before this book, I was very skeptical of low-carb diets (after all, bread is the staff of life, etc, and as a former college athlete, I had been trained to carb load). But I put some of Ludwig's theories to the test and los...