Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction

Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction

Vera Tarman / Sep 16, 2019

Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction Overeating binge eating obesity anorexia and bulimia Food Junkies tackles the complex poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivo

  • Title: Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction
  • Author: Vera Tarman
  • ISBN: 1459728599
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors What exactly is food addiction Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for comfort food and engaging in substance abuse For people struggling wi Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors What exactly is food addiction Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for comfort food and engaging in substance abuse For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition to say nothing of gaining support and advice remains a frustrating battle.Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction It is meant to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Download Excerpt Or buy for Paperback, 256 pages Published November 15th 2014 by Dundurn More Details ISBN 1459728599 ISBN13 9781459728592 Edition Language English URL Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Food Junkies, please sign up

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personal stories from and about people that have suffered the crippling effects of this disease It follows the successful and unsuccessful dieters in a very intimate and eye opening fashion Food Junkie s main message is about first off, acknowledging that food addiction is a real thing, and secondly that the only way to truly get a handle on food addiction is by abstaining from carbs, sugar, and salt, whichever is are your trigger s .Now you can imagine the look on my face when I read that, but the I thought about it and the I read, the I became convinced I believe food addiction to be a real thing, so why would I think that overcoming it living with it would differ from any other addiction program My only complaints were that the book did feel a little repetitive, but I suppose the author was just trying to drive home her points I also wished that meal plans recipes had been a bigger part of the book.At the end of the day I feel like this book is filled with interesting information that many people, not just food addicts would benefit from This is not a flashy lose 20 pounds in 10 days book, and therefore I think that this book will only gain converts who are already very committed to doing whatever it takes to lose weight I would label myself as of an emotional eater than a food addict, but I still took away lots of good stuff from this book.Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict Buy if you re okay with no recipes meal plans being provided Note I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review Aug 13, 2017 Crystal Starr Light rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, ebook, non fiction, nutrition Bullet Review I realize after reading this, that food addiction doesn t quite cover my case Maybe somewhat, but I ve never stolen food nor have I passed out after eating so much I was sick Not saying I haven t overeaten but nowhere near like I did say 10 years ago The advice here is contrary to many books I ve read instead of moderation, you need to find your trigger foods and omit them 100% 100% of the time.People who have questions about the efficacy of the 12 step program should be su Bullet Review I realize after reading this, that food addiction doesn t quite cover my case Maybe somewhat, but I ve never stolen food nor have I passed out after eating so much I was sick Not saying I haven t overeaten but nowhere near like I did say 10 years ago The advice here is contrary to many books I ve read instead of moderation, you need to find your trigger foods and omit them 100% 100% of the time.People who have questions about the efficacy of the 12 step program should be suspicious of this as this book strongly urges food addicts to go to an Overeaters Anon or other group.There were bits I found helpful therefore 3 stars Narrator was great Full Review Obesity is on the rise, and with it are a million diets that claim to be the right one But is the problem food or can people be addicted to food These authors ascribe to the thought that yes, people can indeed be addicted to food The first portion of the book focuses on the evidence supporting it unfortunately, this is still a grey area, as many medical sciences still don t believe food addiction is a thing , therefore, there aren t many studies to test it Interspersed throughout are anecdotes about people and their lifelong relationship to food At the end the last chapter , the authors give helpful tips to combat food addiction which include the ubiquitous 12 step program.I read this book thinking food addiction might be my problem, and while I do admit to overeating or eating badly, I ve never stolen food from a store nor have I passed out after an all night binging And while sometimes I cannot stop thinking of food and these times tend to be when I am traveling and obviously homesick , most of the time, I can eat my filling dinner and be done with food for the night So although I found the book interesting and somewhat useful, I think others with a bigger problem with food may find it helpful.I loved the large note section and bibliography though it made reading the ebook weird, as the book proper ends at the 80% mark , so it would be easy enough to go through and check the research should I want to But one thing that irked me, was the constant promotion of the 12 step program.I m not saying people can t get success via the 12 steps my concern is better elaborated in this article In any other field, if one treatment doesn t work, another one is tried, and another Different people with different conditions may need slightly different approaches If no known treatment works, experimental ones are attempted This is how medical science advances Still, the notion of a physician blaming the patient for a treatment not working is ridiculous There s an entire field built around intervention research and I m pretty sure that simply dismissing the patient as constitutionally dishonest isn t a common technique Many people and programs have this tendency that if you regain the weight you lost on Weight Watchers or Curves or Jenny Craig or Herbalife or MediFast, YOU are the problem You just didn t do the program right Here are just a few articles I found on the first page of my google search for does the 12 step program work I m not saying the 12 steps are a complete crock, but like most things, there is not one way to lose weight, there is not one way to stepping away from your addictions I can think of many diet books that claim Eat MY way and lose weight, otherwise be a fat pig and every time I hear something like this, I immediately think, Oh, you re selling me something I have to hold you at a distance now and be skeptical of everything you say I do find it compelling that people could have food addiction I think anything can be addictive, depending on the person, the substance, and what is going on in the person s life note how many of the people in the anecdote mention some type of trauma and how eating food made them feel safe But I don t think the 12 step program is the end all, be all.And for those of us with just an unhealthy relationship with food maybe following the steps of abstinence from trigger foods isn t a bad idea I could definitely use to eat less processed foods myself in fact, I ve spent the last week eating salads, quinoa, fruits and trail mix interspersed with one treat a day Simple Truth s diet ice cream which blows Halo Top out of the water, IMO , and I m already noting how much better I feel, and how much less I crave the donuts, cakes, and cookies that can absorb my mind flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 28, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it Shelves food, nonfiction, arc review ARC for review.This is not my normal type of read I ve never been a diet of the week person you can look at me and tell that and I m not sure I ve ever actually purchased a book about diet However, since I have a sneaking suspicion that I am one of the food junkies to which the title refers, I thought I would give it a try Tarman is a good writer and she doesn t hesitate to rely on knowledgeable sources Here s the gist the first quarter of the book is spent defending the idea that food ARC for review.This is not my normal type of read I ve never been a diet of the week person you can look at me and tell that and I m not sure I ve ever actually purchased a book about diet However, since I have a sneaking suspicion that I am one of the food junkies to which the title refers, I thought I would give it a try Tarman is a good writer and she doesn t hesitate to rely on knowledgeable sources Here s the gist the first quarter of the book is spent defending the idea that food addiction exists apparently that is not at all settled within the medical and or research communities Tarman s evidence, while often anecdotal there s a surprisingly lack of peer reviewed study on the issue rings true, so I bought the premise The idea is that some people overeat I m concentrating on those overeating, though Tarman often notes that food addiction can often plague bulimics and anorexics as well because of emotional issues using food as a drug to create good feelings but perhaps many are actually allergic to various types of trigger foods especially.drum roll, sugar, flour, fat, and salt with sugar and flour the largest culprits For the second type of the person, the only real hope for long term success is complete and total abstinence from these foods Forever No cheat days, no excuses Essentially it s a chemical dependency just like alcoholism or drug addiction and should be treated in the same way For me, even in the anecdotes that Tarman uses to justify this hypothesis nearly every individual discussed seemed to be a mixture of these two types of people, so I think that some of the scientific distinctions between the two were too subtle for me to fully grasp Then the last third of the book is basically an endorsement of the paleo diet and at no point did I come away thinking I could ever make the changes trumpeted by Tarman Anyway, an interesting read if you are a fan of these types of books as it offers a good review of the current state of science on eating disorders, especially binge eating and food addiction and it provides a good list of resources flag 3 likesLike see review Feb 20, 2017 AudioBookReviewer rated it it was amazing My original Food Junkies audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Food addiction creates a situation where many who suffer, find themselves alone and without good advice In Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction by Vera Tarman and Philip Werdell, they provide not only practical advice, but a host of narratives where those that suffer from food addiction can gain the confidence to break the cycle of addiction The central tenet of the book is that to combat overe My original Food Junkies audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Food addiction creates a situation where many who suffer, find themselves alone and without good advice In Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction by Vera Tarman and Philip Werdell, they provide not only practical advice, but a host of narratives where those that suffer from food addiction can gain the confidence to break the cycle of addiction The central tenet of the book is that to combat overeating, one must treat overeating as an addiction and the book works to validate that, often opposed, contention While addictions in alcohol, drugs, and other substances sometimes remain often as problems others have, all of us eat food This book provides solace and a talking center for what seems an obvious issue, but is not talked about much If overeating is a genetic disorder, then there would be great value in parent talking to child and child talking to parent in a way that s meaningful.Those who are food addicts, or at least overeat, will recognize many parts of the book will resonate with them from digging food out of the trash after throwing it away to the denial that comes with the disorder The narratives clear, telling a story, making an important point, but some go beyond what one might initially expect is a book of clinical explication From the introduction, the authors make clear there are three audiences the clinician, the patient, and the layperson interested in the subject and speaks clearly to all of them The parallels are strong between food and alcohol addiction and the analogies and metaphors vivid The only small idiosyncrasies about the book came from the editing, from time to time a veteran clinician will recognize some points that aren t quite right such as hearing pharmakinetics instead of pharmacokinetics While it may seem an odd companion, The Bitter Taste of Dying A Memoir by Jason Smith, narrated by Paul Costanzo, provides a strong narrative next read, I feel to this book about overeating and addiction While The Truth About Food Addiction goes over the stages of early, middle, late, and final in the food addiction circuit, as one would expect of a clinical narrative, the book also goes very dark, it goes to the places the textbooks won t to stories of failure, rape, hopelessness, and death These are than stories of success and failure, these narratives are the real sadness many would be uncomfortable sharing, but the important real solutions that come from this candid and important discussion.About the narratorLisa Bunting is a veteran narrator providing both the gravitas and clarity that the book needs She is an easy listen and provides the narrative strength to capture both the emotion and teaching that come from this book It seems a very good match between content and speaker Her voice is assuring, while not being pushy, as many readers are looking for encouragement, but a firm hand to help guide them Her voice lends that hand.Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2017 Naturalbri Bri Wignall rated it really liked it This was such an interesting book I have always enjoyed getting to know the science behind our body and the way we work, especially psychologically This book takes an in depth look at the science and current study in the addictions related to food and eating It is so much than just what and when you eat, and the author, who practices medicine in this particular field, uses the book to show us the full detail behind these addictions It is easy to read,but doesn t make itself so by cuttin This was such an interesting book I have always enjoyed getting to know the science behind our body and the way we work, especially psychologically This book takes an in depth look at the science and current study in the addictions related to food and eating It is so much than just what and when you eat, and the author, who practices medicine in this particular field, uses the book to show us the full detail behind these addictions It is easy to read,but doesn t make itself so by cutting any pertinent or interesting facts You do not need to be scientifically minded to understand and enjoy this book, but it will still be engaging and interesting for those who are and have of a background in the subjects It would also be a very interesting read for those who study nutrition and health fitness I really enjoyed this book and feel that a lot people will find it both interesting and useful It is one that can used as a tool to help those you know who may suffer from a food addiction, or yourself, and can easily be seen as an invaluable insight in to the way those with food addictions think, feel and act, with regards to food I received this book for free and voluntarily provided my honest and unbiased review flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 05, 2014 Dayle rated it it was amazing A wonderfully written, clear and informative book on the topic of food addiction If you ve ever had any confusion about eating disorders this book will answer many of your questions Dr Tarman gives the reader clinical terminology to understand the body and its appetites and outlines the differences between eating disorders, normal eating, overeating, anorexia and full blown food addiction Dr Tarman advocates strongly and quite convincingly for recognition as food addiction as a disease She A wonderfully written, clear and informative book on the topic of food addiction If you ve ever had any confusion about eating disorders this book will answer many of your questions Dr Tarman gives the reader clinical terminology to understand the body and its appetites and outlines the differences between eating disorders, normal eating, overeating, anorexia and full blown food addiction Dr Tarman advocates strongly and quite convincingly for recognition as food addiction as a disease She examines the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of the disease but stresses the 12 step model of abstinence as the first step towards recovery A fascinating book, filled with personal stories from Canadian men and women suffering from this horrific illness and one I won t forget flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 12, 2018 Roma rated it it was amazing Zoals de tabaksindustrie decennia lang heeft ontkend dat sigaretten inherent verslavend zijn, zo doet de voedselindustrie haar dat na als het op bewerkte producten aankomt Gesteund door artsen die niet op de hoogte zijn van recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek, wordt er gewezen naar het individu mensen die niet kunnen stoppen met eten, zouden zwak zijn en niet genoeg discipline hebben.Tarman, zelf verslavingsarts, breekt met deze gewoonte en laat in dit boek zien wat bewerkte producten met de her Zoals de tabaksindustrie decennia lang heeft ontkend dat sigaretten inherent verslavend zijn, zo doet de voedselindustrie haar dat na als het op bewerkte producten aankomt Gesteund door artsen die niet op de hoogte zijn van recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek, wordt er gewezen naar het individu mensen die niet kunnen stoppen met eten, zouden zwak zijn en niet genoeg discipline hebben.Tarman, zelf verslavingsarts, breekt met deze gewoonte en laat in dit boek zien wat bewerkte producten met de hersenen doen Waarom worden zoveel ex alcoholisten obees zodra zij in remissie zijn van de verslaving Om dezelfde reden dat zoveel mensen na een maagoperatie alcoholist worden bepaalde voedingsmiddelen stimuleren precies dezelfde beloningsgebieden in de hersenen De oplossing Tarman raadt een aanpak aan zoals die van andere verslavingen geheelonthouding van de trigger foods die per persoon verschillend kunnen zijn , liefst gecombineerd met FAA achtige food addicts anonymous bijeenkomsten voor sociale steun en om verantwoording af te leggen De 12 steps aanpak blijkt dan ook te werken bij voedselverslaafden.Al met al een zeer interessant boek, gestaafd met wetenschappelijke bewijzen alsmede persoonlijke verhalen flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2017 Az rated it it was amazing The best book about food addiction and ED, the amount of information in it is just amazing you can see that the author put all of her experience in this book helped me a lot and definitely worth reading but IMO this book alone isn t enough if yo are suffering from this disease , you should read other famous known books flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 11, 2018 Ellievds rated it it was amazing review of another edition Find out the reason why you crave sweet foods flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 02, 2017 Stephanie Vogel rated it it was ok This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Despite the research and stories done with this book, I could not buy the story the authors are selling The breaking point for me was saying that it is possible for people can be born with a food addiction The bottom line obese people to degree we have in the US, Australia, etc are rarely not found in regions where they don t have the same processed food, obscene amount of dairy and meat and little day to day movement Costa Rica and Thailand eat sugar than most countries on earth and t Despite the research and stories done with this book, I could not buy the story the authors are selling The breaking point for me was saying that it is possible for people can be born with a food addiction The bottom line obese people to degree we have in the US, Australia, etc are rarely not found in regions where they don t have the same processed food, obscene amount of dairy and meat and little day to day movement Costa Rica and Thailand eat sugar than most countries on earth and they boast very low heart disease and diabetes except for wealthier regions that adopt an unhealthy diet I did appreciate the part of the stories that showed how difficult it is to break away from these habits as I think a lot of people including myself can relate to that aspect How labeling a person as a victim of their sugar addiction is silly considering most of the body runs off of glucose Better to eat better sources of sugar such as fruit and most people would find that those sugar cravings decrease dramatically flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2015 Lisa McLean rated it it was amazing Wow This is not a diet book but the start of a revolution that reads like a novel Certain food IS addictive Do not balk Dr.Tarman s book is insightful I could relate to all of her participants and was moved when she shared her own story Just like AA this war is being fought at the front lines and Tarman is gently leading the charge History will reflect she is a pioneer Lawrence s story and Tarman s compassion will stay with me forever flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 02, 2017 Elliedakota rated it really liked it Good info, but for a relatively small niche group The 1 thing I learned is that I m not a food addict I just eat too much Food addicts have trigger foods they can t stop eating in massive quantities That s not my challenge flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2016 K.A Merikan rated it it was amazing A real, sound eye opener, lots of good information flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2017 Bethany rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites Earlier this year I realized I was a food addict and added this book to my reading list I have learned some excellent things 1 Life sucks For pretty much everyone 2 There are things that mess up our chemistry and trick us into feeling good 3 People will attempt to fill the void in their lives by using these feel good things, which it is their nature to require and and of whatever thing makes you feel good 4 For people with this issue, the addictions come in threes.5 The way Earlier this year I realized I was a food addict and added this book to my reading list I have learned some excellent things 1 Life sucks For pretty much everyone 2 There are things that mess up our chemistry and trick us into feeling good 3 People will attempt to fill the void in their lives by using these feel good things, which it is their nature to require and and of whatever thing makes you feel good 4 For people with this issue, the addictions come in threes.5 The way to fix addiction is abstinence from the things to which you are addicted and to deal with the voids in your life or whatever else causes life to suck 6 Make an effort to make life not suck so bad Personally, through pregnancy, a rough childhood and some unfortunate life events, my dopamine has run amok My serotonin is not flowing I chose food for my addiction And maybe shopping And if you can call it an addiction, coveting What void am I trying to feel Likely boredom, loneliness or an empty Love tank, maybe just plain stress, maybe defeat in not being able to change the world All you need to know, you learned in kindergarten great book you need a buddy to help you through life Let me know if you want to my food addiction buddy flag Like see review Mar 17, 2018 Maddie THE PINK ROSE PANDA rated it it was amazing For 12 to 13 years, I struggled with a food addiction But I didn t know that for 10 years And even after I started to put everything together, I still didn t believe it Besides, people didn t give me a safe place to try and talk seriously about the behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that I knew were not normal This book was the book that finally gave me the ability to talk about this problem for the first time in my life It was a bit redundant but I didn t mind I was just incredibly happy For 12 to 13 years, I struggled with a food addiction But I didn t know that for 10 years And even after I started to put everything together, I still didn t believe it Besides, people didn t give me a safe place to try and talk seriously about the behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that I knew were not normal This book was the book that finally gave me the ability to talk about this problem for the first time in my life It was a bit redundant but I didn t mind I was just incredibly happy to finally have some HOPE.If you think you are struggling with a food addiction, please first know that being addicted to food is VERY VERY REAL Don t doubt yourself like I did, irregardless of what others say.Food Junkies will give you the stories of fellow food addicts and what they had to do to overcome the problem I m so grateful that I found this book and that I now have a voice flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Amanda rated it liked it Ahh conflicted I m interested in exploring my relationship with food this year I often plan meals far ahead and can get pretty obsessive about what I eat when If I have a packet of biscuits I can t control myself I ll eat the whole thing I ve definitely eaten past the point of feeling full I eat fast inhaling my food so than chewing or savouring it This book offered some interesting ideas and the range of case studies and stories were powerful It recommends a total abstinen Ahh conflicted I m interested in exploring my relationship with food this year I often plan meals far ahead and can get pretty obsessive about what I eat when If I have a packet of biscuits I can t control myself I ll eat the whole thing I ve definitely eaten past the point of feeling full I eat fast inhaling my food so than chewing or savouring it This book offered some interesting ideas and the range of case studies and stories were powerful It recommends a total abstinence approach a la AA and says that these sort of compulsions show addictive behaviour Could be true Going to read books and make up my own mind On top of not sure if I agree with the approach I.e abstinence over moderation I also thought some of the book was repetitive and I found myself skipping ahead flag Like see review Sep 29, 2018 Noam rated it it was amazing This book laid out my addiction to sugar, flour and wheat clearly Vera does a wonderful job of unpacking her food addiction and others and helping you examine your own addiction I thought my eating needed boundaries but I didn t see the need to treat sugar like it was alcohol to an alcoholic but her description of the different stages of food addiction made it pretty clear to me that I ate sugar, wheat and flour like an alcoholic consumes alcohol It s been 35 days of abstaining from those ing This book laid out my addiction to sugar, flour and wheat clearly Vera does a wonderful job of unpacking her food addiction and others and helping you examine your own addiction I thought my eating needed boundaries but I didn t see the need to treat sugar like it was alcohol to an alcoholic but her description of the different stages of food addiction made it pretty clear to me that I ate sugar, wheat and flour like an alcoholic consumes alcohol It s been 35 days of abstaining from those ingredients and committing to 3 meals a day and the food cravings have eased tremendously The first three weeks were hard but once I got it into my head that I just can t have those ingredients and had to follow some sensible guidelines around food I just starting seeing those foods as not my food flag Like see review Jan 04, 2018 Charlie Pond rated it it was amazing I saw Dr Tarman at the library talking about this book I was fascinated and learned a lot I didn t have money to spend on a book at that time, but I was lucky and I won a copy through a draw I found the book easy to read and it strengthened my resolve to kick the sugar habit while also helping to understand why I was having such a hard time doing it I urge anyone who is struggling with this to read this book It s life changing flag Like see review Oct 23, 2018 Susanne Pease Quirk rated it it was amazing After reading this book, I am glad to hear that my addiction to food is not as advanced as the stories in the book With that said, I could see how it can spin out of control This book was very helpful I throughly enjoyed listening to the stories and learning about food addiction I think it even helped me to be hesitant about eating sugar and wheat flag Like see review Feb 11, 2018 Danielle Phillips rated it liked it Well done work on food addiction This book would be a good read for someone just getting a better understanding of themselves concerning the slippery slope of junk food addiction and food addiction in general The information contained is not new to me, but the read served as a revisit to concepts I have already internalized flag Like see review Sep 16, 2017 Janet rated it really liked it Shelves kindle I Am a Food Junkie.I firmly believe that no food should be FORBIDDEN ala Overeaters Anonymous banning anything white rice, flour, etc and everything in moderation but this made sense I am a junkie of a substance food that one needs to consume to live.I treat food like crack or meth at times oh, Walter White where are you flag Like see review May 20, 2017 Stephen rated it it was amazing review of another edition I read this on recommendation from an actor I follow on instagram it was definitely worth the 3.99 flag Like see review Aug 16, 2018 Christy rated it really liked it Definitely worth the read flag Like see review Jan 14, 2018 M L rated it it was amazing This book made me aware of my own eating addiction and is part of the reason I sought help for it I ve lost 100lbs and never been healthier flag Like see review Jun 25, 2015 Trish rated it it was amazing Shelves improving myself, harlingen library This is an excellent resource for those who know that they have a problem with food and cannot understand why they aren t successful with the usual diet programs.I have told people that I was addicted to food, and that I wish I could just cut it out completely but obviously that is not a valid option I d come across Trim Healthy Mama which focuses on healthy eating, and includes cutting out sugar and flour nearly two years ago and have experienced much success with that approach, but This is an excellent resource for those who know that they have a problem with food and cannot understand why they aren t successful with the usual diet programs.I have told people that I was addicted to food, and that I wish I could just cut it out completely but obviously that is not a valid option I d come across Trim Healthy Mama which focuses on healthy eating, and includes cutting out sugar and flour nearly two years ago and have experienced much success with that approach, but it s THIS book that truly helped me understand why that plan worked while so many others have failed for me.Just because you re obese doesn t mean you have a food addiction and just because you re NOT obese doesn t mean you don t have one, either So many of us use food to self medicate it starts innocently, but food truly can become an addiction, and sadly many even those trained with food issues keep saying that moderation is the key BUT MODERATION IS NOT AN OPTION FOR AN ADDICT.I wish I could get every one of my friends to read this book To get them to understand that their constant comments of, Oh, go ahead I made it myself or It s a special occasion are truly problematic As stated on page 166 The temptation to re introduce these trigger foods into a good plan will emerge at some point Personally I have found the peer pressure of maintaining a diet free from sugar and carbohydrates to be far daunting than the simple act of not eating them A side note the author lumps all sweeteners together sugar, agave, Splenda, aspartame, stevia, etc While I agree that the synthetic alternative sweeteners are NOT good and that many of the natural ones such as agave actually create a plethora of other issues stevia is a truly unique substance It is a low glycemic option and I ve found that I can now enjoy sweets without the intense cravings that other sweeteners cause flag Like see review Feb 18, 2016 Deborah Johnson rated it really liked it This book turned the light on finally I have known for years I have been addicted to sugar and wheat, can t have one without the other So I got a copy of this book and the day I started reading it was the days a couple of boxes of drugs anything with sugar and or flour in it went out the door I also started journalling, real, raw and totally revealing in terms of what I am getting from the book and how I am completely identifying from the information and anecdotal insights of fellow addicts This book turned the light on finally I have known for years I have been addicted to sugar and wheat, can t have one without the other So I got a copy of this book and the day I started reading it was the days a couple of boxes of drugs anything with sugar and or flour in it went out the door I also started journalling, real, raw and totally revealing in terms of what I am getting from the book and how I am completely identifying from the information and anecdotal insights of fellow addicts The thing is the copy I got of the book has pagination issues, as in page 194 for page 94 and a number of other pages out of sequence I don t even know where some of the pages have gonelittle bother The book helped me save my life and has mirrored my struggles so effectively When you come from a family full of addictive behaviors, it makes sense when you take the time to travel back over the years that created a foundation for your own addictions Thank you Vera and Philip Wow flag Like see review Jan 04, 2015 Paula Henderson rated it it was amazing I received this book at Christmas and oh what better time to read about the truth of addiction food The writer easily describes the difference between an eating disorder and real food addiction This is cutting edge science A must read for all I recommend this book to be on the shelves of clinicians The political struggle to have a spade called a spade in the DSM V about food addiction and treatment for same is so easily described in this book People are dying every day from addiction I received this book at Christmas and oh what better time to read about the truth of addiction food The writer easily describes the difference between an eating disorder and real food addiction This is cutting edge science A must read for all I recommend this book to be on the shelves of clinicians The political struggle to have a spade called a spade in the DSM V about food addiction and treatment for same is so easily described in this book People are dying every day from addiction The writer shows how the overlapping of diagnosis of eating disorders and food addiction can not only be confusing, but can have misdiagnosis to occur Owe it to yourself to educate and share what world we are really living in today It s no longer the house on the prairie world This book will save lives flag Like see review Mar 08, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves wonderful, non fiction This book has changed my life I have never looked at my life long pattern of yo yo dieting as an addiction before and now that I have, I am finally taking steps to be compassionate to my body and mind and stop binge eating for good It s like a light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel has suddenly clicked on and I have a path towards it My cycle of addictive overeating ends TODAY and I will do all I can to abstain from my trigger foods and put my emotional and physical health first, This book has changed my life I have never looked at my life long pattern of yo yo dieting as an addiction before and now that I have, I am finally taking steps to be compassionate to my body and mind and stop binge eating for good It s like a light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel has suddenly clicked on and I have a path towards it My cycle of addictive overeating ends TODAY and I will do all I can to abstain from my trigger foods and put my emotional and physical health first, one day at a time If I had to summarize the intelligent writing, fact based information, and personal stories in this book with one word it would be HALLELUJAH One of the most relevant and revelatory books I have ever read flag Like see review Nov 10, 2014 Pam Thomas rated it it was amazing this story is about food and food addicts and how to stop food becoming addictive to the point of no return and you ending up obese with heart and health problems How unwanted eating behavior is caused by anxiety and lack of willpower, hit in all of us there is a anorexic whichever you want to gloss over it How we have become chemically depended ton good and sugar and the need to have so much similar to taking cocaine, chocolate mimics alcohol and opiates What the stages of addiction are and this story is about food and food addicts and how to stop food becoming addictive to the point of no return and you ending up obese with heart and health problems How unwanted eating behavior is caused by anxiety and lack of willpower, hit in all of us there is a anorexic whichever you want to gloss over it How we have become chemically depended ton good and sugar and the need to have so much similar to taking cocaine, chocolate mimics alcohol and opiates What the stages of addiction are and what happens when you hit rock bottom flag Like see review May 09, 2015 Janet Berkman rated it it was amazing Shelves canadian, non fiction This book was very eye opening It had not occurred to me that one can be addicted to food, and that treats can lead to relapse, just as with alcoholism Abstention from trigger foods may be the way to go, despite it being tough to contemplate Tarman proposes that a diet free of sugar and flour may be necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 1 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 72, 73, 46, 12, 4 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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    Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction Vera Tarman Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction Vera Tarman, Philip Werdell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A fact filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addictions doctor who draws on many patients stories of recovery Overeating Health Food Junkies Orthorexia Nervosa the Health Food Health Food Junkies Orthorexia Nervosa the Health Food Eating Disorder Steven Bratman M.D David Knight on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The first book to identify the eating disorder orthorexia nervosa an obsession with eating healthfully and offer expert advice on how to treat it As Americans become better informed about health Health Food Junkies All Rowan Deacon s First Cut film meets health food worshippers who believe theirs is the healthiest diet on the planet They don t eat wheat, dairy, sugar, meat or fish, and what they do eat is raw. Health Food Junkies On Demand All Rowan Deacon meets health food fanatics who believe theirs is the world s healthiest diet Orthorexia Adopting a theory of healthy eating is NOT orthorexia A theory may be conventional or unconventional, extreme or lax, sensible or totally wacky, but, regardless of the details, followers of the theory do not necessarily have orthorexia. Altitude Junkies High Altitude Mountaineering Expeditions Altitude Junkies is established as one of the premier outfitters offering professionally managed mountaineering expeditions Our expeditions are non guided like traditional commercial expeditions with certified IFMGA guides and a climber to guide ratio. Quizzes Mental Floss Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss. snapd Etobicoke Community Events Media snapd Etobicoke is a FREE monthly print publication and website specializing in a Mental Floss Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss. Soul food Soul food is a variety of cuisine originating in the Southeastern United States, and from African American culture It also has Native American influences It is common in areas with a historical presence of African Americans and has been a cultural staple among the African American and American Deep South communities for centuries The expression soul food originated in the mid s, when

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    1. I have to say that I have never read a diet book in this type of format before and I rather liked it The book is a collection of not only the authors opinion and experiences on the subject of food addiction, but it is also jammed packed with personal stories from and about people that have suffered the crippling effects of this disease It follows the successful and unsuccessful dieters in a very intimate and eye opening fashion Food Junkie s main message is about first off, acknowledging that I [...]


    2. Bullet Review I realize after reading this, that food addiction doesn t quite cover my case Maybe somewhat, but I ve never stolen food nor have I passed out after eating so much I was sick Not saying I haven t overeaten but nowhere near like I did say 10 years ago The advice here is contrary to many books I ve read instead of moderation, you need to find your trigger foods and omit them 100% 100% of the time.People who have questions about the efficacy of the 12 step program should be su Bullet [...]


    3. ARC for review.This is not my normal type of read I ve never been a diet of the week person you can look at me and tell that and I m not sure I ve ever actually purchased a book about diet However, since I have a sneaking suspicion that I am one of the food junkies to which the title refers, I thought I would give it a try Tarman is a good writer and she doesn t hesitate to rely on knowledgeable sources Here s the gist the first quarter of the book is spent defending the idea that food ARC for r [...]


    4. My original Food Junkies audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Food addiction creates a situation where many who suffer, find themselves alone and without good advice In Food Junkies The Truth About Food Addiction by Vera Tarman and Philip Werdell, they provide not only practical advice, but a host of narratives where those that suffer from food addiction can gain the confidence to break the cycle of addiction The central tenet of the book is that to combat overe My [...]


    5. This was such an interesting book I have always enjoyed getting to know the science behind our body and the way we work, especially psychologically This book takes an in depth look at the science and current study in the addictions related to food and eating It is so much than just what and when you eat, and the author, who practices medicine in this particular field, uses the book to show us the full detail behind these addictions It is easy to read,but doesn t make itself so by cuttin This wa [...]


    6. A wonderfully written, clear and informative book on the topic of food addiction If you ve ever had any confusion about eating disorders this book will answer many of your questions Dr Tarman gives the reader clinical terminology to understand the body and its appetites and outlines the differences between eating disorders, normal eating, overeating, anorexia and full blown food addiction Dr Tarman advocates strongly and quite convincingly for recognition as food addiction as a disease She A won [...]


    7. Zoals de tabaksindustrie decennia lang heeft ontkend dat sigaretten inherent verslavend zijn, zo doet de voedselindustrie haar dat na als het op bewerkte producten aankomt Gesteund door artsen die niet op de hoogte zijn van recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek, wordt er gewezen naar het individu mensen die niet kunnen stoppen met eten, zouden zwak zijn en niet genoeg discipline hebben.Tarman, zelf verslavingsarts, breekt met deze gewoonte en laat in dit boek zien wat bewerkte producten met de her Z [...]


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