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I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

Dietitian: At 17 years old, this is the time to develop healthy habits, including eating. A consultation with a nutritionist would be a great start. He or she can go over you lifestyle, and recommend gradual changes that you can manage. Obesity is a true epidemic, and it only gets more difficult to manage as you age. Watch the processed carbohydrates, don't drink your calories, and eat smaller portions. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What could I do to break free from fast food addiction?

What could I do to break free from fast food addiction?

Fast Food addiction: Very challenging but can be done. First you have to change the lifestyle that makes these (very addictive) types of foods easier for you to consume. I guarantee that if you make the commitment to eating only healthy whole foods for even just a week or two, you will find that the old unhealthy foods are unappealing. There are many programs to assist with that transition. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my addiction to junk food?

How can I reduce my addiction to junk food?

BASIC PREMIS: This may not be an addiction but rather uninformed dietary habits. You can attempt to eat healthier foods and reduce quantity of food. Believe in the possibility that you have self control and use it. If you are not on a med that causes increased weight, that may be allyou need. Otherwise check with a dietician for serious instruction. ...Read more

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Is it low or high dopamine that causes addiction /sex, junk food etc../?

Is it low or high dopamine that causes addiction /sex, junk food etc../?

Misinformed?: Your numerous questions are all nearly unanswerable here. Dopamine levels are not causing addiction. Behavior and genetics cause addiction. What use will the answer to this question you keep asking us bring you? What would you do if you know you have low or high dopamine? How would that help you? ...Read more

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How to break junk food addiction?

How to break junk food addiction?

Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Junk food addiction would fall into this group. To eat less junk food, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise, reading, doing a mind stimulating game. Consultation with nutritionist on healthier eating could help. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my addiction to food?

How can I overcome my addiction to food?

OA: Look into a great organization called overeaters anonymous. It is free and confidiential. You will learn about emotional, spiritual and physical aspects fo your food addiction. It is a good place for both support and to learn new coping skills. Take care. ...Read more

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I work out everyday and i haven't noticed much weight loss due to my junk food addiction. Any suggestions?

I work out everyday and i haven't noticed much weight loss due to my junk food addiction. Any suggestions?

Cutting Junk Food: It is easy to replace and exceed the calories you burn with exercise by eating "junk" food. Those foods are packed with calories yet don't make you feel full, so calorie consumption is high. Measure the calories you burn working out then look at how many calories are in the foods you are tempted to eat and ask yourself "is it worth it"? That process can help you decide it's not worth eating. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over food addiction?

Is there a best way to get over food addiction?

Food addiction: Consult a nutritionist that specializes in functional medicine to outline a transition program for you. This can be challenging but transitioning to a healthier lifestyle that combines gentle exercise with relaxation and things like yoga or tai chi, can help with the problem. This is challenging, but you can do it. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over an addiction to food?

Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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How can I get over my serious food addiction?

How can I get over my serious food addiction?

Any addiction: Will require professional assistance and a strong support structure. It will not be easy , but with the right scenario you can do it! good luck. ...Read more

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Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


Food Addiction (Definition)

Food addiction refers to a behavioral addiction that causes rapid and uncontrolled consumption of food despite a lack of hunger. The food is usually high ...Read more