Tag Archives: Food Addiction

Signs That Might Indicate You Have a Food Addiction

Eating food 35% of adults in the US are obese, but a study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry found that 10% of underweight participants met the criteria for a food addiction [1]. Addiction is typically associated with drugs or alcohol, but research has shown that food addictions activate the same reward and pleasure areas of our brain [...]
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Overview of Drugs Studied for Combating Food Addiction

Man with food addiction Food addiction is a type of addiction where individuals who struggle with eating large amounts of food, typically done in secret within a 2 hour time period and have an unhealthy relationship with food. Those who are addicted to food, react the same way as those addicted to drugs react [1, 4]. In 2009, Yale [...]
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Win the Battle in 2017 by the Winning the Battle in the Kitchen

Couple learning together about winning over addiction “All things are lawful but I will not be mastered by anything. Food for the stomach and the stomach for food but both will be destroyed.” The Apostle Paul, 1st Corinthians, Chapter Six This topic is a bit personal to me. You see, back in 2009, I was struggling. I mean really struggling: depressed, in [...]
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Navigating the Holidays with a Food Addiction: Tips and Resources

Walking in fall leaves 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder (which includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and EDNOS). Eating disorder are not about food, it is about the underlying issues which can be triggered by anxiety and stress. Holidays can bring on both increased stress and anxiety and [...]
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Addicted To Sugar? You May Be At Risk For Alcoholism

Sweet Tooth Addicted To Sugar Alcoholism - Addiction Hope What do you think is the most widespread addiction in America? Studies show that it could actually be sugar. On average, each American consumes an astounding 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This is sugar that does not come from the daily intake of fruit. Instead, this sugar comes from junk food and drinks [...]
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