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Food Addiction

Soul-Talk: You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Recover

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

While the distinction between addict and addictive behavior may seem like splitting hairs, successful recovery may in fact lie in a seemingly-small distinction.

How to Tell If You're a Food Addict and What You Can Do About It

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

What do we mean when we say we're a "foodaholic"? It's confusing because, of course, we're all addicted to food since we need to eat to live. Essentially, we are all food addicts.

Are You a Foodie Or a Foodaholic?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Why not make this the time of year you love everything else about the holiday but not overdo the food aspect? We foodaholics have trouble focusing on anything but the food.

Is Food Really Addictive? Is Anything?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We certainly need food, but it has long been clear that taste buds learn to love the foods they are with, and want more of them.

Why Food Becomes Addictive

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?

Confessions of a College Food Addict

Emily Bennington | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

It's been estimated that up to 30 percent of students experience eating disorder symptoms at some point during their college years and it's easy to see why.

What Does '5 Servings of Fruit and Veggies a Day' Really Mean?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

You have probably heard the advice to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Most of us have but do you really know what that means?

Why We Eat When We're Not Hungry

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Forget physical hunger -- sometimes we reach for food to soothe our emotional cravings. When we're anxious, angry, fatigued, overwhelmed or otherwise under stress, a seemingly hard-wired desire to overeat can take over.

Why Your Brain Might Be Keeping You From Losing Weight

Carole Carson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Why can't we simply make a decision and get on with it? What puzzles and frustrates many trying to lose weight is why changing one's eating habits is so darn hard.

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...

What's Your Addiction?

Meg Wolff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

I realized how easy it's becoming to get sucked into your technology of choice! Even as I was doing this that day, I felt kind of crazy, but out of boredom -- or the thrill of connection -- I engaged in it.

Addicted To Food? 5 Tips To Control Your Cravings

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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.

How I Gained Control Over My Food Addiction

Jan Angilella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan Angilella

See, when you make up your mind to change your life and you start seeing results, nothing gets in your way, not even a company dinner with an open bar, three courses and dessert (and it was cheesecake).

Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent Of Americans Are Fat?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

New discoveries in science prove that industrially processed, sugar-, fat- and salt-laden food is biologically addictive.

Labor Day Lookouts: Beware of Nature-Loving Ticks

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Be careful as you venture out into nature this Labor Day Weekend. Watch out for nature-loving, disease-carrying ticks which can transmit Lyme disease.

Panic, Addiction and Choice

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

n order to maintain a 250 pound weight loss for nearly a decade I had to dis-illusion myself about myself. To put it simply, I had to stop living with blinders on.

Infusing a Little Loving Kindness into the 'War on Obesity'

Michelle Lelwica | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lelwica

Treating fat as the "enemy" is that it leads to the demonization of fat people. This compounds the sense of shame many large-bodied people already feel and may try to escape through unhealthy eating patterns.

A Wag Of My Finger: American Express Launches Partnership with Dunkin' Donuts on World Health Day! REALLY?

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

In the midst of a national obesity crisis and the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, you brilliantly decide to give your card-wielding members the privilege of stuffing themselves with cream-filled insulin shots for a go at free money. Why?!

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Feeding The Hole In The Soul

Dr. Judi Hollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judi Hollis

Though we have a super-sized appetite for fast food, the national malady has more to do with our spiritual connections: how we live, who we are, how we think, how we love, how we face fear, how we die.

Trial By Fire: How Opening A Restaurant Cured My Eating Disorder

Virginia Bell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

I would either end up 300 pounds or I'd beat it, but I couldn't continue to live with this monkey on my back. In 1974 I opened a natural foods restaurant in Greenwich Village. It was the best thing I ever did.

Jeff Garlin On Jon Stewart: His Food Addiction And New Book 'My Footprint' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Garlin, the comedian and actor, was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk to Jon Stewart, an old friend of his, about his new book, "My Footprin...

Women: Sleep Might Improve Your Willpower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your head says it's time to lose a few pounds, but your hand reaches for another cookie. Why is it that even when we want to be good, we end up being ...

Kristopher Kringle, Beloved Children's Entertainer, Dead at 1000+

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Kris Kringle died last night at his home in the North Pole. He is best known for his work as "Santa Claus" and "Saint Nicholas." When sarcasm grew in the 80s, his career tanked, marred by low-budget films starring Tim Allen.

Mayo Clinic's Action Guide To Weight-Loss Barriers

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Identifying potential roadblocks and personal temptations is an important part of being successful in losing weight. It's important to have strategies ready to guide your response as problems arise.