A Solution for the Eating Disordered Mind

I am an eating disorder sufferer who had sought relief from my problems in every imaginable group, therapy, and medical treatment in Ontario. Despite an honest desire to recover, I struggled to find a solution, even in the 12-step program of Overeaters Anonymous. This was discouraging for me because, as a sober alcoholic in A.A., […]

From the FIX – Food Addiction: It’s Not An Eating Disorder

The FIX Q&A with Vera Tarman about her book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction By Jowita Bydlowska  11/25/14 “I drink pop all the time. It’s like I’m addicted to pop now,” I remember someone telling me after I got sober almost 10 years ago. She said that I, too, would start drinking soda and I […]

Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction Now Available!

Food Junkies book trailer – click here! Food 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 […]

Binge Eating Disorder in the DSM 5: Good News or No News for the Food Addict?

For those of us working in the field of food addiction, the DSM-1V (Diagnostic and Statistics Manual) has been a poor reflection of our clinical reality. The highly controversial DSM-V, expected to be released in May 2013, may not be much of an improvement for the food addict.     Food addiction is not a […]

Ask Dr. Tarman

Question: Evening Eating?        My wife eats one meal a day – usually dinner. She basically starves herself all day long. For breakfast she has coffee. For lunch she has a diet soda or 2 and then eats a regular dinner at about 7pm each day. She is very frustrated because even though […]

How Low is Your Bottom?

An addict will often claim that he or she has to reach a ‘bottom’ before they really quit their drug. The pain of the substance abuse is greater than the pleasure (even perceived pleasure) of the drug. What are you willing to do to avoid eating addictive foods? One of the consequences of food addiction […]

What does a Food Addict Eat? A Diet vs a Food Plan

What is the Difference? Which do We Recommend? By Dr. Vera Tarman and Signe Dewar   “You can’t stop all foods!” This is the first response of the food addict who is searching for a healthy way to eat. What kind of diet must I follow? What is the menu plan? Is it a nutritious […]

What is Food Addiction?

Food addiction is one paradigm towards understanding a problematic relationship to food. It is not yet a medical diagnosis, although there are plenty of indicators that food and disordered eating can be an addiction, indeed, an addiction as overpowering as cocaine or alcohol. Whether or not another addiction is involved, many people who struggle with […]

Are You a Food Addict?

If you answer yes to any of the following 20 questions, according to Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, you may be a food addict.           1. Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t? 2. Do you think about food or your weight constantly? 3. Do you […]

Why Can’t Americans Stop Eating?

North Americans are the highest consumers of calories – especially in the last decade. The slide below shows how Americans have taken the lead in eating well over 3000 calories per day (dark red is >3000 calories)! This has increased dramatically over the last 30 years. The average  normal caloric content should be between 1500- […]

Dr. Tarman does not do individual food addiction consultations,Thanks.