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Addicted to Food

5 Clues You Are Addicted to Sugar

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that, in fact, higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods can be addictive.

How I Beat My Cookie Addiction

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Every year I used to lose the same 10 or 15 pounds every summer, only to gain them back by Thanksgiving. One year I wondered if it was the cookies. My husband said, "Duh." On a whim I made him a bet: I would only bake the cookies, not wear them on my hips.

'My Mom Is Obsessed': Kiana Worries Her Obese Mom Will Die

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

On "My Mom Is Obsessed" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery Fit & Health) viewers met 12 year-old Kiana and her obese mother Rosa. Kiana was distraught ...

Food Addiction Works Like Drug Addiction In The Brain

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

Seeing a milkshake can activate the same areas of the brain that light up when an addict sees cocaine, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The stu...

Addicted to Food? It's a Complicated Relationship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Most people have what is called an "alert-number" when it comes to weight. That number varies from individual to individual, but is usually 20 pounds or more above or below where we are comfortable with ourselves. The "alert-number" doesn't work for addicts.

Addicted To Food? 5 Tips To Control Your Cravings

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EatingWell

But I'm not addicted to chocolate. For me, overeating M&Ms is situational -- the latest manifestation of a chronic procrastination problem that gets worse when I'm under the gun and low on sleep.