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 … [Read more...] about A Solution for the Eating Disordered Mind
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 … [Read more...] about Binge Eating Disorder in the DSM 5: Good News or No News for the Food Addict?
What does a Food Addict Eat? A Diet vs a Food Plan
“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 healthy food schedule?
To begin with, semantics are important. We are not recommending a diet … [Read more...] about What does a Food Addict Eat? A Diet vs a Food Plan
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 … [Read more...] about What is Food Addiction?
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.Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just … [Read more...] about Are You a Food Addict?
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 … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Americans Stop Eating?
Breaking Food Addiction: The Story of Amber
Nearly 4 years ago today Amber W. was struggling with her weight. At the same time she was struggling to fit into a society that puts blame and shame on the obese. But an involvement with a 12 step program put her on a path to truth of self, recovery and eventually life changing weight loss. … [Read more...] about Breaking Food Addiction: The Story of Amber
Dr. Vera Tarman Teams up with Renascent to Beat Addiction
Canada's leading addiction doctor and addiction treatment facility have teamed up to create a duo of epic proportions. Dr. Vera Tarman is the Medical Director for Renascent Treatment Group, they … [Read more...] about Dr. Vera Tarman Teams up with Renascent to Beat Addiction
Why Diets Don’t Work
Picture this ... A marching band of ants, complete with conductor, playing drums and singing:
Food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food
That was what was in my head all day. I wake up and my first thought is "What shall I do for breakfast?" Should I … [Read more...] about Why Diets Don’t Work