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How can I stop doing this food addiction?

How can I stop doing this food addiction?

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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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 are effective ways to fight my food addictions?

What are effective ways to fight my food addictions?

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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What is the definition or description of: food addiction?

No such term: Food addiction is a media/popularized statement about how people consume food. It is not a recognized disorder. Psychological disorders associated with food include pica, anorexia, bulimia, and overeating/binging. ...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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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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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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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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What are some tips for someone with food addiction?

What are some tips for someone with food addiction?

Psychiatrist : A psychiatrist and nutritionist can provide some help. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more