Diet Slave No More!

A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
248 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2016
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Author Biography

Svetlana Kogan, MD, practices holistic and integrative medicine at her clinic in New York City. A Cornell University graduate, she received a scholarship from the National Institute of Health for her achievements in diabetes research.

She is an active member of both the American Medical Association and the Hypnotherapists Union. She has authored numerous print and online articles, including her own magazine, and has appeared as a medical expert on national television.

A patient observer of life and an outside-the-box thinker, Dr. Kogan has pioneered her own vision of Mind-Body medicine, where the best of what Eastern and Western philosophies can offer, are applied towards patients’ well-being and longevity. She has also developed a revolutionary Uberdoctor™ encounter, which allows her to communicate with patients around the world.

Dr. Kogan is a mom of two great kids and lives in NYC. She loves reading, languages, and gazing at the Hudson River.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

In Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self, Svetlana Kogan, M.D. offers readers a brand new approach to healthy living and to handling weight issues. Is there a formula for weight loss and health that works for everyone? This is the question that many diet books do not answer, but one which finds a central place in this book. The author doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all path towards weight loss, but instead guides readers to identifying their innate tools and how to use them to achieve the results they want. This book will enable readers to understand who they are and to create their own path towards their ideal weight. The title may make readers think that this book is centered on dieting, but it debunks the myths about dieting and points readers to the spiritual path that can lead them to their weight loss goals.

Svetlana Kogan, M.D. comes across as an expert in health and fitness, but there is a spiritual aspect that gives life to the entire message of this easy-to-read and eye-opening book. Diet Slave No More! is well-written in a style that is accessible and will be enjoyed by a wide audience. The author uses a combination of personal, interesting, and entertaining stories with scientific knowledge to deliver a message that readers seeking answers to weight issues will find timely and very appropriate. This is one of the books in the area of dieting and weight loss that will appeal to a wider audience because of its non-pretentiousness in providing a magic weight loss formula, and also because it encourages readers to find their own path. I won’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their health by taking control of their weight. Insightful, inspiring, and informative.

Christian Sia

Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self by Svetlana Kogan, M.D. is one of the best things I have read in a very long time about dieting and weight control. One doesn’t feel like one is reading a very brilliantly formulated sales pitch from a writer who barely knows what they are talking about. With the infinite list of weight loss books on the market, it’s really hard, even impossible, to find what works. But this is most certainly a book that will help millions of people who are battling weight issues. The author doesn’t offer the magic ingredient that readers often look for, or the get-slim-overnight formulas that are very tempting. Instead, the author offers a very holistic approach to creating lasting health, and helps readers discover that they have the key to a life of physical wealth and happiness.

Readers who are looking for weight loss solutions that can last will find answers in Diet Slave No More!, a book that combines Western and Eastern approaches to health and happiness to create a path that will allow readers to journey towards personal health, weight loss, and happiness without experiencing the stress and frustrations that come with pills and dieting. The author’s experience as a medical practitioner and an expert in the field gives this book a lot of credibility. Svetlana Kogan, M.D writes with uncommon clarity and uses humor and a narrative style to deliver the message in a way that is both informative and entertaining. You’ll find your own path to wellness and weight loss in these pages.

Jack Magnus

Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self is a non-fiction, self-help, health and fitness work written by Svetlana Kogan, M.D. The author is a holistic and integrative medicine practitioner in New York City. While acknowledging the fact that many Americans are obese, the author points out that most Americans are highly concerned and motivated about losing weight as evidenced by their penchants for diet food, diet fad books, and gym club memberships. As part of the problem, Kogan points to the cultural norms, advertising promotions and expectations that young children are subjected to during their development when they are most easily influenced. Often, when they are first introduced to food choices that are not so good, they may connect that food choice with good or pleasurable feelings, which can counteract all the healthy nutritional education their parents have been careful to provide. Kogan offers an alternative strategy for regaining the slender and healthy state so many are desperately trying to diet their way to, and she explains why all those herculean efforts are usually doomed to failure. She does so by providing the reader with knowledge, starting with an understanding of how your cells receive and process nutrition and energy and ending with a surprising look at the human stomach, its size and capacity, and she explains how to reset your body to its original functioning.

Svetlana Kogan, M.D.'s non-fiction health and fitness book, Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self, is a humorous, enlightening and well-written book that offers an alternative to traditional, and for most readers, onerous and wildly unsuccessful diets. I found her discussions about the body and how it processes food to be a welcome change from the standard diet book with its charts of good and bad foods and rigidly scripted regimens. Her insights on the interactions of the different parts of the brain are fascinating and written in language that is easily accessible by its intended lay audience. Kogan's writing is informative, and her book reads like a story, which in a big way it is. Her ideas for nutritional balance and healthy food choices seem eminently doable. Add to that an easy guideline for apportioning one's food and her custom designed optional iOS app, and the motivated reader might just have found the way to finally shed those pounds for good. Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self is highly recommended.