Part memoir, part action plan to manage what is considered by many to be an unmanageable condition — hypothalamic obesity.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America today. In this fast-paced, consumerist society, people are bombarded daily with food options that are uber-processed, addictive, and that barely resemble the food that humans were meant to eat.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Marci Serota has strong opinions about the food available to our youth today, and the expertise to circumvent these obstacles when it comes to raising her own children.
But nothing could have prepared her for a diagnosis of Hypothalamic Obesity in her young son – a condition that causes constant hunger and severe obesity that does not respond to diet and exercise, until now.
With immense strength, love, and sacrifice, Marci stood by her son as they both struggled to get him to his now healthy weight. She provides this instructive and inspiring text full of tips, recipes, and advice to parents around the world struggling with similar diagnoses in their children, and for anyone trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for their family.
Big clinic day today! Full deal… dietician, exercise therapist, 2 doctors. We have been so thankful that this team of doctors in Toronto have supported all the research we have sent their way! Marci!!!!! … we gave them your book to help other kids get on the right path! They were super excited… they knew about it through your web site … the team was fighting over who got the first read! Thanks so much for all your work. OUR KIDS ARE AMAZING!
— Jodi Cable, Canada
Almost one year after reading Marci’s book, Hungry for Solutions and my daughter is down 33 pounds, almost a size 14. She feels so good and is so happy. She just jumped off the scale into my arms. A very happy almost tearful moment for this mom!
— Tanya Hammond, USA
We just got our copy of your book, Hungry for Solutions, it looks brilliant and covers so many areas. I’ve just read the intro so far and it’s had me in tears, there are so many aspects of your journey that I think we can all relate to. Thank you so much for writing this, you are amazing. 2 years later: Your advice [Marci] was the turning point and we’ll be forever grateful x
— Natalie Snee (UK)
Marci is a nutritionist that helped her son, defeat hypothalamic obesity due to craniopharyngioma, by modifying their family’s lifestyle in support of him and to help him lose weight and keep it off. Whomever (healthcare professional) you meet with face to face, you will want to bring Marci’s book with you. Regular and diabetes or endocrinology nutritionists don’t know enough about panhypopituitarism to be effective. I told you when I first found you [Marci]!!! YOU ARE THE PERSON I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!!! Thank you for everything you have done for all of us!!!!
— Patricia Ann, USA
THANK YOU for writing this book. I cry on every page turn. I believe this is a new path towards a brighter future for our family. Thank you Marci for the huge wake-up call; I have cleaned out the pantry; I didn’t fully realize what I was doing to my whole family by keeping this stuff in the house, let alone the torture I was putting my son through. Epic mom fail. My son has defied the odds with the help of a Marci’s eating plan; he lost close to 8 pounds in the last 2 weeks.
— Jamie Jeffries Wombacher (USA)
I am glad to be able to work through my story as I read yours. Thank you. So much more than a food plan. Seriously I love your work and admire your openness about HO. Please keep up the information flow!
— Lori O’Connell, USA
I’m not even sure what to say, because thank you doesn’t even touch the depth of what I’m feeling. Everything you mentioned, from diagnosis on, I have felt mirrored in my own life. My daughter doesn’t have hyperphagia, but we’ve battled weight gain and energy issues since her partial resection. It was so encouraging to read words I could have written myself. Your book has armed with me not only a battle plan, but hope.
And hope is a powerful thing. Thanks again. Truly.
— Becki Malloy, USA
I wanted to say thank you so much for your book! I was raving about it during my child’s doctor appointment. I told her how valuable this information would have been immediately after surgery! She is going to pass it along. My next stops will be to bring it to endocrine and neuro-oncology!
— Melissa Thompson Onofrey (USA)
To all craniopharyngioma survivors with hypothalamic obesity and hyperphagia and Cranio Care Givers….Marci Serota’s book Hungry for Solutions is the best ! I love & appreciate how Marci explains why craniopharyngioma survivors have weight problems & what foods to avoid & why!
— Lisa O’Briend Reichl, USA
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