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Food Addiction: The Body Knows

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>Are you a food addict?

Do you gain more weight than you lose after every diet?

Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions?

Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious?
Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. Now it is updated and presented in a revised and expanded edition, with a new chapt
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Paperback, Revised, Expanded, 190 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Hci (first published 1989)
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DO2014
Feb 09, 2014 DO2014 rated it it was amazing
My review will be long but it is necessary. I am a 36 y/o 5'4 woman who used to be healthy and active as a teenager but I let the way of the world and cheap, delicious processed foods derail my life. Upon reaching 240lbs and relying on anti-depressants to raise me from my bed, I knew that I was spinning out of control. Numerous failed fad diets led to feelings of hopelessness and suicide. It was as if a light had been suddenly switched on one day and I began to focus on WHY I was so weak when it ...more
Ioanna Giannaki
Jul 15, 2015 Ioanna Giannaki rated it did not like it
There is no food addiction. There is only an eating disorder. I have recovered from bulimia, I know. No use to experiment around with the symptom, whatever it is. Go fix the inner problem. Because using food as a coping mechanism won't change if you stop eating sugar and white flour. You may lose weight, but you'll be just shifting symptoms (you can welcome another kind of eating disorder, say anorexia or bulimia, or orthorexia, or exercise bulimia)...
Don't read this book if you want to recover.
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Jaimie Teekell
May 26, 2014 Jaimie Teekell rated it really liked it
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I read this on the heels of realizing I'm addicted to food. While a lot of the book deals with bulimia, it was still applicable to someone like me who has only ever had thoughts of bulimia. I would recommend it if you're looking to understand why food isn't making you happy though you firmly believe it will. There are suggestions about food choices and even a meal plan. I ignored the stuff about fat being bad. (It's funny how fat being unhealthy is so ingrained she didn't even discuss it. Just a ...more
Karen
Dec 02, 2007 Karen rated it really liked it
Explains Food Addiction in a very helpful way. I am in a 12-step recovery program to lose weight, and this book helps my recovery. I borrowed it from the library, but plan to purchase one to have at home to reference.
kylajaclyn
Dec 08, 2013 kylajaclyn rated it it was ok
My problem is that with all the illnesses and addictions I have (anxiety, depression, compulsive shopping, overeating), I always fall somewhere in the middle. That makes it hard for me to be helped by books like this one. I have eaten so much fast food this year (I'm talking lunch and dinner and sometimes breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that I finally wanted to find a way out of this madness. My addictions are eating out (linked with spending money), and pizza and ice cream. I had an epiphany one ...more
Carrie-jo Mcguffey
I have always said that I am additction to chocolate, that it is like a drug for me and if I eat 1 bite, I am gone. This book describes it exactly but recommeds that I give up all sugar, carbohydrates, processed foods. I dont think I could live without these. I do need to make a change though for my health.
Maggie
Apr 15, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it
I read this during my eating disorder exploration, a subject I'm very interested in as a therapist. This book is about obsessive eating and how it may be more physical than mental and what can be done to be more in control.
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Jan 12, 2014 Wanda Lanigan rated it really liked it
Read this for a project I'm working on related to nutrition and I found the science behind it to be intriguing and kept my interest
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