Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction Now Available!

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Book Cover ImageFood Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction coming this November, to tackle overeating, binge eating, bulimia, obesity, even anorexia.

Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for “comfort food” and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition – to say nothing of gaining support and advice – remains a frustrating battle.

Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction. It is meant to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity.

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  1. Trevoe Scott says:

    Forgive me for not using my real name here.

    I am eager to get this book. I am a gay man who has battled with obesity since childhood. I’ve known for a long time that I am an emotional eater, but that has not helped me much. Over that past couple of years I came to the conclusion that I was addicted to food in general and to fats in particular. I mentioned it to a couple of friends who said that was impossible but I still believe it and had no idea that anyone else had considered it.

    I am looking forward to getting further insights through this book, and will be attending the book launch on the 22nd.


    • Dr. Vera Tarman says:

      Thank you Trev for your comment. You knew intuitively that some foods are addictive… and they are.I am glad you kept to your intuition. I hope this book clarifies it even more, and you will see that there are more and more people who are coming to the same conclusion.

  2. I have to send a very sincere and heart-felt “Thank You” to you, Dr Tarman (& Philip Werdell), for “Food Junkies”.

    I have JUST finished reading the book and am feeling a mix of relief and apprehension. I feel relieved that there are medical professionals who would agree that what I have wondered about for a while now – is real. The apprehension stems from seeing what changes need to be made and the haunting uncertainty brought about by past “failures”. But above all – I feel up for the challenge and that’s amazing!

    Lately I’ve found my self sliding down a slippery slope. Since I graduated high school (over 20 years ago) my weight has fluctuation but I always felt I could regain my healthy weight if I buckled down. And I did. Time and time again. However, of late I’ve felt that has moved out of my grasp. There has been a recent succession of weight gains in the last year or so and I felt on the verge of giving up. I’ve said many times “if only I could live without food it’d be all over with!” – now I feel that living without certain foods will be my success. And I owe this forward motivation to you.
    Thank you.
    I have reached out to my local FAA group and am actually feeling excited to get to move forward.


    • Dr. Vera Tarman says:

      Thank you so much for your very kind reply. I find that weight loss gets harder after each cycle of weight regain – whether it be physiological or psychological? The good news is that the obession to eat gets lifted regardless, whenever you stop eating sugar and flour. Dont give up! It will get better, and will certainly not get worse.
      Also, would you be willing to leave a short (or long) Amazon review about the book?
      I am really hoping this book will bring this issue ‘out of the closet’ so that there will be more support to keep people food sober over the long haul. It is the ongoing nature of this battle – in isolation that is what causes relapse….

  3. I just ordered your book after visiting Jimmy Moore’s website. I have been bulimic since I was 19. I am now almost 35. The only time that I have been free from this terrible illness was during my pregnancy with my first child, and rarely bothered by it (physically, though always on my mind), with my last pregnancy.

    I answered “yes” to almost every one of the 20 questions to determine if I am a food addict….as if I even needed to take the questionnaire. I feel I am really missing out on so many areas of life all because of food and the way it consumes my thoughts almost constantly. Thoughts of shame, inadequacy, perfectionism, and just being too hard on myself are nonstop. Though I am overweight it is not out of control, 15lbs kind of thing.

    I pray that your book holds the answer to my recovery that Years of counseling and self-research never have given me.

    • Dr. Vera Tarman says:

      Hi Myra, I am not sure that my book will have the answer – but it should validate your condition and then direct you to where you can find some answers, especially if you have not looked into the food addiction angle before. There is actually alot of on-line support. I hope that you can find that there is a way of life that may be different than what you have contemplated.

  4. Dr. Tarman,

    I am about a quarter way through your book and it’s really great. I wanted to leave a comment here as I just created a virtual book club for women (many who are either in the fitness/health field or wish to live healthier lifestyles). The first book on our list is Food Junkies. I’m really excited to hear the conversations that will stem from this book.

    Found out about it through Underground Wellness. Thanks for writing it and looking forward to finishing it.

    Kylie Burnside

    • Dr. Vera Tarman says:

      Kylie, I am trilled that you are going to use the book in a book club. I am very interested in hearing what people think – if it promotes conversation – even a debate about where food addiction exists. So glad that people are taking this issue seriously now!

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