"Food controlled me. My cravings left me feeling desperate, miserable, and ashamed."

A NOTE FROM DR. MARTHA PALLEY KATZ, PH.D, M.S.

For years I tried diet after diet, yo-yoing up and down between 140 lbs in my twenties  (“a little chubby” as one boyfriend called me) and more than 300 lbs in my forties — barely able to walk around the block.

Messages like ‘eat less! move more!’ from the diet industry weren’t helping, and I wanted to know why. I spent the next several decades, with a Ph.D in microbiology and an M.S. in nutrition science, researching what works and what doesn’t. I applied my knowledge of nutrition science, metabolism, physiology, and human behavior with the power of a low-carb diet to my own life, eventually losing 170 lbs.

One of the great rewards of addressing my food addiction is a more peaceful mind, and that’s what I want for you, too.  — Martha