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Food Addiction

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.

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
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.

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.