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Food Addiction Myths

I recently read an article on food addiction that got my blood boiling. The article quoted Tim Noakes, a South African Sports Medicine professor stating that needing food fewer than every 12-24 hours means you are a food addict. Wait. What??? To me, this is like telling someone that although the gas tank in their […]

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The Real Solution For Food Addiction

In a recent Huffington Post article, Johann Hari relays research about addiction that I have known for some time. I’m glad the research is finally catching up! Addiction is about disconnection. The article is discussing alcohol and drugs, but I believe food is no different. When we don’t have our basic needs met (safety, food, […]

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Bariatric Surgery And Food Addiction

Over the last few years, I have worked with many bariatric surgery patients. One thing they have all had in common is food addiction. If I work with a client prior to surgery, I have noticed that the intensity they feel around food addiction dramatically reduces. If the compulsive urge arises, they are able to […]

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Signs Your Overeating May Be Food Addiction

Food addiction has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years. Some people think that food addiction isn’t a real addiction because we need food to survive, but we see the same brain stimulation with sugar and refined carbohydrates as we see in a cocaine addict. Both substances stimulate the “reward center” in […]

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I Am The Face Of Food Addiction

Who struggles with food addiction and compulsive overeating? More people than you know. When you think of food addiction, you probably feel like you are the only person who knows the pain you feel. When we live in shame and secrecy, we think we are alone in our struggle. In one of the first overeating […]

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The Mechanics Of Food Addiction

Food addiction is a term thrown around a lot these days. When it first surfaced years ago, experts began a battle about whether or not food could be classified as addictive. Some believed it could not be addictive because we need it to live. As research ensued, it clearly showed that some foods (high fat […]

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