I'm currently taking a college level critical thinking course. I won't go into too many details, other than I am having to research obesity in America and how to best address the problem. So, I've been doing a ton of reading on the subject-lots of studies, books, and points of view. Of course, this is also a personal issue of which I have struggled mightily, so I have found much of what I have read personally enlightening. Anyway, one of the books I want to recommend is: The end of overeating. Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler, MD. If you remember, he was the director of the FDA under Clinton and Bush. It does delve into a lot of research and specifically how the brain responds to "salient cues" and how over time we can become "conditioned hypereaters" of "highly palatable foods". It's absent of "medicalese" and Kessler shares his own food and weight struggles. This book came out a few months ago and it a good read for anyone struggling with overeating and weight. He also has suggestions on how people can counter the brain cues that drive many to overeat. Especially, when those cues compel people to eat past of the point of satiation. Another recommendation is: The Fattening of America-How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to do About it by Eric A Finkelstein and Laurie Zuckerman I didn't "like" this book as much as Kessler's, but it still worth reading. It reveals the economics of why America eats what it eats and why. This is more about obesity as a national health crisis than how individuals can win the battle of the bulge, but insightful nonetheless. Knowledge is power.