Deborah Kesten

Make Weight Loss Last:
10 Solutions That Nourish Body, Mind, and Soul

Diet and Health
ISBN: 978-1-935052-61-6
254 pages
6 x 9

September, 2012

Why are some people far more successful than others at losing weight and keeping it off? The persistent story about those who succeed at weight loss focuses on eating less and moving more. In Make Weight Loss Last the authors look beyond conventional wisdom to show that the true ingredients of weight loss success are more complex – and remarkable – than we’ve been led to believe.

This updated and expanded edition reveals ten profound changes – in how we eat and live – that have occurred over the last few decades. Not only are they the ‘new normal’ way of eating and living, they’re all powerfully linked to becoming overweight and obese. Identifying and unraveling all ten ‘ingredients’ that can make you fat is your best insurance for a lifetime of weight-loss success. Why? Because they work together, as a team, to powerfully influence your weight – and body, mind, and soul – in different ways.

Filled with the authors’ groundbreaking original research and sound scientific insights, Make Weight Loss Last gives you the re-visioning and understanding you need to redefine the role of food and eating in your life, so you can lose weight and keep it off. The book accomplishes this by empowering you with the practical skills, strategies, tools and tips you need to transform your relationship to food, eating, and weight and in the process, find true nourishment…for life.

Deborah Kesten, M.P.H., is an international nutrition researcher, lecturer, and award-winning author specializing in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease.

Make Weight Loss Last was previously published by Ten Speed Press/Random House as The Enlightened Diet.

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Pottenger’s Prophecy

ISBN: 978-1935052333
290 pages
8.8 x 6

April, 2011

It’s been called a “new paradigm” and “the medicine of the future.” At the same time, it is so profoundly changing our understanding of health and healing, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has poured $190 million into it. What’s the brouhaha about? The emerging new science of epigenetics, which reveals the foods you eat switch genes on or off that can lead either to wellness or illness. But this “medicine of the future” does even more, for it provides a crystal ball not only into your potential health, but also that of your children, even unborn generations. Be assured: the age of nutritional epigenetics has arrived. Pottenger’s Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness reveals the foods that launch your genes on a path toward illness, as well as the diet that can activate “health” genes-often instantly-that promote a longer, healthier life. Regardless of your current health status, Pottenger’s Prophecy is the source for anyone who wants to eat to reset genes-NOW-for health, healing, and longevity. Read it and discover the food and nutrition secrets you and your offspring need to live up to your epigenetic health potential…for life.

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Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Essentials of Eating for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being

ISBN: 978-0-9792451-3-8
272 pages
6 x 9

January, 2008

With the hectic pace of everyday life—ripping open a packaged breakfast bar as we dash out the door, coffee in hand—most of us have lost our spiritual connection to food, say nutritionist Deborah Kesten. Food has been reduced to “fuel”—a listing of nutritional “value.” But the human body is not a machine, and many of the food-related issues that plague us, from overeating and fear of fat to anorexia and other eating disorders, can be traced to our lack of awareness of the relationship between body and soul.

Deborah Kesten is a nutritionist and writer specializing in prevention. A contributing writer toVeggie Life, Ms. Kesten has been published internationally in scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can find out more about Deborah Kesten and her work on her website,

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul previously published by Conari Press.