Tag Archives: Food Addiction

Compulsive Overeating Versus Food Addiction: What is the Difference?

Woman eating Contributor: Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, Director of Program Development at, Timberline Knolls Residential Center If you have ever sat down for a meal and ate to the point that you were uncomfortably full, is this something you should be concerned about? What if you find it difficult to control yourself around food, or find yourself reaching [...]
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Signs That Might Indicate You Have a Food Addiction

Woman Wondering If She Has A Food Addiction 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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