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Can you relate to any of the following?I follow all the rules, but I still can't lose the weight.I'm just getting old and my metabolism is slow.It's genetic. There's nothing I can do.Maybe I need to accept that I'm fat, and give up my skinny clothes.Nutrition strategies that work for others don't seem to apply to me.I lose five pounds, and then I regain seven!I hear these comments frequently from my...
Food addiction is when you eat for a state change, and keep eating in an obsessive way in the face of harm from it. I’ve written about my own struggle with food addiction in my new book The Hormone Reset Diet and in my last blog on food addiction. I outlined the ways that “Big Food” hooks you into food addiction and conditioned overeating through the targeted design of foods that combine sugar, flour,...
Most of us have a wonderful relationship with food. Beyond eating for survival, we enjoy food in moderation and know that it brings us nutrition, joy, and health. For some people, though, food is an obsession that dominates their life. Food addiction—a cluster of chemical dependencies that leads to a loss of control over food—can wreak havoc. In many respects, the behavior of food addicts is similar...