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Food Addiction 101

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Do You Struggle With Food? Have You Lost Control?Is Dysfunctional Eating Impacting Your Health?

Food addiction can ruin more than just your health!

Food addiction can be a physical or mental addiction. A psychological habit or an actual chemical response in the reward center of the brain when food is eaten.

Some researchers liken food addiction and the response in the brain to the experience that a drug addict has when using drugs.

Dependence on food and eating can be developed leading to behaviors or activities to support the addiction. This can lead to problems with physical and mental health.

According to a study: “Moreover, treatments developed for addictive disorders have also shown some efficacy for the treatment of obesity and overeating. These findings highlight how a model of food addiction may help us to understand elements of overweight/obesity beyond a simple lack of willpower and can also be used to inform effective interventions and policy.”

Source: Food Addiction: Implications for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Overeating, Rachel C. Adams, et al, 2019)

Food addiction can even bleed over into other areas of life such as personal relationships, career, and social life.

Do you deal with intense food cravings or overeating?

Are you experiencing stress and anxiety due to a dysfunctional relationship with food?

Do you feel like your health is affected by addictive eating behavior?

YOU are NOT alone.

Have you experienced any of these addictive eating behaviors?

♦ Eating in secret, isolation

♦ Avoiding social interactions, relationships, or functions to spend time eating certain foods

♦ Difficulty function in a career or job due to decreased efficiency

♦ Spending a significant amount of money on buying certain foods for binging purposes 

♦ Using foods as comfort 

These are just a few examples of dysfunctional eating behaviors. If you have experienced any of these behaviors you may be dealing with food addiction.

Food Addiction Is Tied To Obesity

Obesity is a major problem in 2020. One cause of obesity is poor diet. Addictive behaviors relating to food play a huge part in the obesity crisis.

“The rate of adults between the ages of 20 and 74 years who were classified as either obese or overweight has risen from 44.9% in 1960–1962 to 66.2% in 2003–2004, with similar trends for both men and women.” (The Obesity Epidemic: Challenges, Health Initiatives, and Implications for Gastroenterologists, Ryan T. Hurt, MD, Ph.D., et al 2010)

These numbers mean that more than half of the population has surpassed being overweight and has enough excess body fat to be called obese.

There are many health issues associated with obesity including: heart disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and more.

Weight loss can reduce the severity of or even prevent these conditions. Many people struggling with food addiction have a difficult time losing weight and keeping the weight off.

Many often experience yo-yo dieting. People diet over and over with varying results and the inability to sustain weight loss.

Food Addiction Is A Complex And Widespread Problem

Dieting is not easy. Many try and fail over and over. Think of all of the New Year’s resolutions that pertain to weight loss.

Many of these goals are forgotten or abandoned before Easter. People seek out fad diets, unusual diets, extreme diets, and plans. Many go to the gym to try and beat the battle of the bulge.

Often experiencing feelings of self-doubt, frustration, and disappointment. It may not be solely a problem of will power causing people to fail at dieting.

Food addiction may be playing a part in the battle for some to maintain healthy body weight.

"Every refined food addict reports a series of attempts to cut back on eating. They have used a variety of techniques. Curtis and Davis also report similar anecdotes in women with BED (binge eating disorder) who describe avoiding certain trigger foods to control their binges.”  (Food Addiction: Implications for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Overeating Rachel C. Adams, et al, 2019)

Yo yo diets, fad diets, support groups, and the wisdom of gurus are often not enough to defeat the complex psychology taking place in dysfunctional eating and food addiction.

You are not weird, strange, or unusual.

Many others are going through the same challenges you are.

⇔ You are not weak, you might be addicted to food or the behavioral patterns associated with eating ⇔

Can Eating Be Dysfunctional?

Eating can be dysfunctional in many ways. From restricting calories and meals to binge eating. Obsessive or negative thinking, eating disorders, to anxiety.

Sometimes these eating patterns are derived from a variety of sources.

Some people have dysfunctional eating patterns from past traumas.Others may use food as a source of comfort to combat life stressors.

You may not even realize you are exhibiting some of these behaviors.

The other extreme is that these dysfunctional patterns are taking over your life.

Can you relate to any of these symptoms of dysfunctional eating or food addiction?

  • Do I think about food or my weight all the time? 
  • Have I lost weight over and over only to gain it back and more? 
  • Do I obsessively count calories? 
  • Do I have physical problems resulting from the way I eat or don’t eat? 
  • Do I eat large amounts of food in a short time? 
  • Do certain foods trigger binges? 
  • Do I weigh myself once or twice (or more) a day? 
  • Do I attempt or use purging (vomiting, laxatives, fasting, or exercise) to “get rid of” food I’ve eaten? 
  • Do I eat differently in front of people than I do when I’m alone? 
  • Do I have emotional problems resulting from the way I eat or don’t eat? 
  • Do I find it difficult to stop eating after one or two bites of certain foods? 
  • Have I done serious work in psychotherapy only to find my “food problem” was unaffected? 
  • Have my eating and/or eating behaviors caused negative consequences in my life?

If you struggle with any of these issues, learn about strategies and tactics to combat dysfunctional eating and food addiction before it’s too late.

LEARN ABOUT AND UNDERSTAND FOOD ADDICTION And how to overcome this challenge to your health and wellness today.

LET OUR SPECIAL ECOURSE BE YOUR GUIDE....

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER IN THIS GUIDE THAT CAN GIVE YOU A ROADMAP OUT OF DYSFUNCTIONAL EATING HABITS AND FOOD ADDICTION:

  • Learn about what causes dysfunctional eating behaviors, and food addiction. 
  • Discover common signs and symptoms of dysfunctional eating patterns. 
  • Strategies and tactics for modifying eating patterns. 
  • Discover new Insight into changes to your personal routine that will help minimize addictive food behaviors. 
  • Stress reduction techniques to improve behavior change success. 
  • Resources related to cognitive behavioral therapy. 
  • Treatment options available for food addiction and dysfunctional eating patterns. 
  • Up-to-date knowledge about basic drug treatment for food addiction. 
  • Find out more about additional treatment strategies and options. 

And much more.

You Are Not Alone

You don't have to fight this alone. Overcoming dysfunctional eating patterns and food addiction can be done.

The benefits to your physical and mental health are great.

Take back your life, improve your health, and be free of dysfunctional eating behavior.

♦ Improve your self-confidence

♦ Reach a sustainable and healthy body weight

♦ Improve your mood

♦ Reduce anxiety

♦ Lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk for diseases

♦ Enjoy social events involving food once again

♦ Break the chains of dysfunctional eating patterns

♦ Restore healthy eating patterns in your life

The information in this eCourse gives you power over transforming your attitudes, feelings, and behaviors about food.

It shows you how to find a path to recovering from dysfunctional eating habits and food addiction.

There is a solution for everyone no matter where you are starting from.

This eCourse can be your road map to a healthier life and a healthier relationship with food.

Detailed Information That You Can Use Starting Today!

Have you had enough?

Are you tired of stressing about weight and letting food control your life?

Improve your health and mentality by making lasting changes to your habits.

Instead of feeling shame, empower yourself.

Empower yourself and your situation by making healthy, sustainable, and positive life changes.

Take control of dysfunctional eating patterns with knowledge.

Recovering from food addiction shapes your path to better physical, mental, and emotional health.

Let's rebuild your relationship with food....

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