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Food Addiction

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Health and Fitness
Will Aguila, M.D.

The cycle of overeating and obesity can be broken. Those trapped in it know what it feels like, but putting our heads in the ground and wishing it would go away will not work -- anybody who has lost weight only to gain it all back and then some knows what I mean.

The Year I Overcame a Food Addiction, Found My Life Purpose and Became Fearless

Garance Clos | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Garance Clos

Being human is scary. When you remove the walls between you and the outside world, when you let everyone see who you truly are, you have no idea about what the outcome will be.

Confessions of a Food Addict

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Now, close to 20 years since those early, painful days when I first discovered I was not alone, my life has completely changed. That person I was all those years ago is not who I am now. But I still remain an addict. It is who and what I am.

5 Steps for Mental, Spiritual, and Physical Rejuvenation

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Turn on the TV, radio, iPad/pod/phone ...

The Science of Junk Food Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Overindulgence usually starts small: a potato chip, a dab of ranch dip. You fill out the plat...

Why Can't I Curb My Cravings?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Although curbing cravings can be difficult, particularly if you are already in a pattern of indulging, it is possible to better understand your cravings and make even small changes that have a lasting impact on your willpower.

5 Secrets to a Joyous No-Weight-Gain Holiday

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's the holidays, and even the most st...

Jane Lost More Than 100 Pounds: 'Now I Know That I'm Truly Worth Fighting For'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Jane Hopke Age: ...

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.

6 Ways to Beat a Food Addiction

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's an all-too-common scenario: You wa...

The Salted Caramel Ice Cream of Sex

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

Internet pornography is the junk food of sex and love addiction.

Schools Ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos, But Why Stop There?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

Various schools around the country are banning Flamin' Hot Cheetos. But what makes Flamin' Hot Cheetos so different from other junk food that it deserves its own special ban in schools? And why are schools in the business of selling this stuff?

The Deluded Mantras of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Following are five key ways in which addiction experts demonstrate a detachment from the most self-evident truths about addiction, and what causes their addiction delusions.

Am I Addicted to Food?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Without a doubt, the eat-repent-repeat cycle must be resolved -- but calling it "addiction" takes away the power to change and prevents you from learning to use food in an enjoyable, moderate way.

Why I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I might not live longer, but I feel great. That makes passing up the French fries -- and the French toast, drizzled with so much butter and syrup even the new me pauses for a moment of wistful -- so worth it.

How To Lose Weight... Without Leaving Your House

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

There are many things in life we can't control. If you have a weight issue, sometimes it may feel like you can't control how much or what you eat. You may feel like you're at the mercy of the food. I certainly did.

If You Want to Lose Weight But You Aren't -- Why?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You can read every diet book and try every weight-loss drug and every new diet, but if you don't learn to manage your painful feelings in ways that don't cause even more pain, you will not lose weight or keep weight off.

Victims of the Food Industry, Part Two

Nancy Deville | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

On top of the government, medical, and celebrated health organizations' support of factory-produced food, we are inundated from birth with brilliant advertising indoctrinating us with messages that factory food is healthy, sexy, and satisfying.

The Vibrant Vegan Life Of An Obesity Survivor

Victoria Moran | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be. What has happened over the years is that feeling good has become its own addiction. I like it. I want to feel even better.

Food, Sex, Obesity and Weight Loss: What Are the Connections?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We all know intuitively that there are powerful connections between eating and sex, and between sex and weight loss. All my clients, even those who initially deny it, will own up to this.

Victims of the Food Industry, Part One

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Although factory foods promise good health, beauty, and satisfaction, they lack the life-sustaining nutrients necessary to maintain healthy metabolic processes.

Which is More Fattening, Guilt or Resentment?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Which is more fattening, guilt or resentment? Ideally, neither, as using food to cope with feelings is a behavior it would be good to change.

'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 ...

Does Food Addiction Require Abstinence?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Hi, I'm Irene and I'm a foodaholic. By that, I mean that I have trouble controlling myself around certain foods.

What Can We Learn From Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results About Our Own Addictions?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Along with the impact Ms. Houston had on my life (by contributing to my life's soundtrack on so many occasions), there's also the fact that I can relate to life-threatening addictions and the "hold" that something dangerous can have over one's self.