Mark Cheren, Mary Foushi, Ester Helga Gudmundsdotter, Colleen Hillock, Marty Lerner, Michael Prager, Mary Rice, Louisa Walsh, Philip Werdell*
The Science Behind Food Addiction.
This is a great review article on the science of food addiction. Written by the team at Acorn, a leading organization in the treatment of food addiction.
Fat Boy Thin Man, by Michael Prager, gives a vivid and detailed account about what it is like to live as a fat person with a food addiction. Explicitly, this book speaks to the painful experience of a fat person in a food obsessed society, and the ever relentless battle to control weight. Mr Prager writes of the insane hopes and the numbing failures of crash diets, exercise programs and will power alone. The author eventually finds his recovery when he recognizes his problem is an addiction to food and is able to apply this knowledge with the Acorn food addiction program. He describes what success actually looks like, how simple it is, and how easy it isn’t.
Anyone who is wondering about their own food issues or who wants to learn about food addiction, would do well to read this book. You will see how you are not alone and how if one person achieves long term success, so can you. Mr. Prager is not an expert in the field, but his lived experience will suggest strategies towards your own recovery, and most of all, will inspire you back to hope.