Hartford Courant
May 2014

Dieting doesn’t work, but appetite control does, according to James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care and author of a new book, “Answers to Appetite Control.”

Dr. Greenblatt, who also serves as Vice President of Medical Services at Walden and has more than 20 years of psychiatric experience, said his new book shows readers how to control their weight by controlling their appetite – without dieting.

“Weight gain may be the number one health challenge in America,” according to Dr. Greenblatt, as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that a third of U.S. adults are obese and another third are overweight.

“Appetite is not an issue of willpower or psychological weakness,” he said.  “It’s an issue of biochemistry.  When your biochemistry is adjusted, your appetite can be controlled without constant vigilance and self-restraint.”

The book explains how to use what Dr. Greenblatt calls the New Hope Model, which combines laboratory tests to determine a person’s biochemistry, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes to restore a body’s balance and make a healthy relationship with food possible.

“Answers to Appetite Control” includes:

  • An explanation of key nutritional supplements
  • Effective lifestyle changes
  • A user-friendly guide to metabolic testing
  • How-to restore amino acid levels, which are key to controlling appetite
  • Triggering foods to avoid
  • Easy-to-follow steps to identify your unique neurobiology
  • Personalized plans to balance your appetite

“This is not a conventional diet book,” Dr. Greenblatt said.  “It does not include recipes, meal plans or optimal-weight calculators.  Instead, it offers a plan that will enable those who struggle with weight gain or food addiction to gain control, not only over their appetites, but over their lives.”

Dr. Greenblatt is also the author of “Answers to Anorexia” and “The Breakthrough Depression Solution.”  An expert in integrative medicine, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States, and in in Canada, England and Asia.  He is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine.