Reverse weight gain due to antidepressant use & emotional overeating.

Naturally boost your brain’s serotonin to lose weight and feel great.


Use the power of (gasp!) carbs to:

  • Help Curb Your Hunger
  • Improve Your Mood
  • Increase Your Mental Energy

The Serotonin Power Diet, based on decades of scientific research at M.I.T. conducted by Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, has helped tens of thousands of individuals struggling with emotional overeating and medication-related weight gain.

Dr. Wurtman and Nina T. Frusztajer, MD created the diet after discovering the power of carbohydrates to trigger a release of serotonin in the brain, helping to control your appetite and make you feel good.

Have you experienced recent weight gain?

Are you an emotional

Learn how serotonin can help to control triggers.

Do you often feel hungry when you are full?

Learn to use carbs as an appetite suppressant.

Are your meds making you gain weight?

Reset your body's natural rhythms and appetite.

Do you crave carbs when stressed & tired?

Learn to balance carb intake to your advantage.

"I'm happier, healthier and have more energy than ever before.

I'd recommend this diet to anyone struggling with emotional eating or medication-related weight gain."

- Daniela

"I was on a low-carb diet for all of three days when I felt I was spiraling into total meltdown. I obsessed about anything made with flour. The Serotonin Power Diet has made me sane again...and I've kept 20 pounds off!"

- Ellen

Serotonin Power Blog


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Too Little of a Good Thing: Carbohydrates

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Are We Born, or Made Into, Emotional Overeaters?

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"Let's face it: appetite isn't controlled by willpower; it's controlled by your brain. Our diet, based on years of scientific research at M.I.T., helps curb cravings by naturally boosting your brain’s serotonin, turning off your appetite and turning on your good mood. It’s easy, it's revolutionary and it works. Welcome to our community!"
- Judith J. Wurtman, PhD