Endorsements for The “i” Diet

Praised by an unprecedented number of top weight control experts.

“This truth-telling book, written by an international authority on human nutrition, offers a fresh approach to an old problem. Full of innovative strategies, THE INSTINCT DIET shifts the emphasis from the failed diet wars to eating behavior.”

— Michael Goran, Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California



“We know we eat too much. We want to stop but we can’t. It’s simply too hard to resist all the high-calorie food out there. With THE ‘I’ DIET, we actually have a way to regain control of our appetites.”

— David A Kessler, MD. Former FDA commissioner and author.



“An honest, straightforward, and helpful guide for people who wish to lose weight sensibly and safely and then keep it off. THE ‘I’ DIET is scientifically sound and easy to implement. I highly recommend it.”

— F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, and Director, New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital



“In The Instinct Diet, Susan Roberts translates over twenty years’ experience conducting nutrition studies into a practical prescription for weight loss. Whereas many diet book authors focus simplistically on just one factor, she shows us how many aspects of the modern food environment gang up against our biology — and most importantly, what we can do about it. Her book’s 8-week program, based on the latest scientific insights into nutrition and psychology, provides wise guidance along the road to long-term weight management. I recommend The Instinct Diet with enthusiasm.”

— David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Director, Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program, Children’s Hospital, Boston, and author of Ending the Food Fight: Guide your Child to a Health Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World



“Finally, an easy-to-follow plan for healthy and permanent weight loss based on science! If you don’t lose weight after reading Dr. Roberts’ book, I suggest you read it again.”

— William J. Evans, Ph.D., the Jane and Ed Warmack Chair in Nutritional Longevity, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences



“A must-read book for anyone interested in losing weight and/or keeping it off. Based on the latest, cutting-edge research and presented in a clear, concise way … THE INSTINCT DIET artfully blends sound science with a practical road map for weight loss.”

— Eileen Kennedy, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University



“Humans evolved with powerful survival instincts that regulate our food intake. Dr. Roberts combines her extensive experience with sound science to help readers work with these instincts rather than fight them. Everyone will gain practical insights from these pages.”

— Walter Willett, M.D., Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, and author, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy



“This clearly written book doesn’t promise magic. It does something better: It arms you with the tools to create a diet that you can enjoy and stick with for life. And Dr. Roberts’s recipes are terrific.”

— Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine



“Susan Roberts, a top-rate expert, has crafted her studies into an innovative program that offers new ideas and a plan designed around both health and weight loss as goals.”

— Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology and Public Health Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, and author of Food Fight



Sue Roberts is dead-on with the five food instincts she describes. Drawing on solid research evidence and filled with specific and creative ‘how to’s’ for managing these instincts, THE INSTINCT DIET is an eating plan I will recommend to others … and use myself!”

— Megan A. McCrory, PhD, Purdue University



“Drawing upon her extensive experience in obesity research, Roberts, with co-author Sargent, has written a highly readable and eminently practical guide to losing weight and then maintaining the loss. This is a great example of how science should inform public policy, as well as individual behavior.”

— Robert Russell, MD. Editor, Nutrition Reviews



“With approaches tested at the highest critical level, this book should set a new standard in educating readers on the science and practice of weight management and control.”

— Irwin Rosenberg, MD, Chair, Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Science



“Susan Robert’s Instinct Diet is based on sound nutritional theories and is a healthy and sensible way to lose weight.”

— June Stevens, PhD, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina



“This book expertly organizes and interprets scientific studies, turning them into small, understandable pieces of information that can be readily applied to even the busiest life. The abundance of practical tips and delightfully fresh recipes make reading this book a must for any person desiring to lose weight and keep it off.”

— Mel Heyman, MD, MPH, UCSF Children’s Medical Center University of California, San Francisco



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