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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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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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Food Deprivation And The Binge Eating Cycle

If you struggle with binge eating, you know the cycle of self-sabotage well. You start out with “good” behavior. You choose the “right” foods and then you are faced with temptation. You can hold out for a while, but eventually, it all goes downhill and you end up in a binge. I’m sure you have […]

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

In our clinic, we are all trained in EMDR therapy. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. That is kind of a mouthful, so we just refer to it as EMDR therapy. This therapy was developed for trauma. Trauma occurs on a spectrum. We tend to think of trauma only as abuse and war […]

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My Top 5 Books For Emotional Eating

I am obsessed with reading books on emotional eating, food addiction and binge eating!  I was recently asked about my favorites, so here you go… 1. Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA, CEDRD Evelyn and Elyse are both registered dietitians who wrote this book based on 10 principles […]

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