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It Ain't Over 'till the Thin Lady Sings: How to Make Your Weight-Loss Surgery a Lasting Success
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This sensitive, sympathetic book helps readers determine whether or not weight-loss surgery is right for them. Author Michelle Ritchie shares both her personal journey as a successful weight-loss surgery patient and her professional advice as an experienced weight-loss counselor. In sometimes funny, sometimes painful prose, she discusses her life before and after surgery and bluntly analyzes her own complicity in her obesity. As she describes her four-year battle to maintain her new, healthy weight, Ritchie emphasizes personal responsibility, reminding readers that surgery is not a quick-fix solution but a tool that works only as well as the choices patients make... [Read More]
Freedom in Your Relationship with Food: An Everyday Guide
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In a culture driven by advertising, convenience, and weight-loss gimmicks, our relationship with food has become sadly out-of touch. Yoga teacher Myra Lewin encourages us to slow down and cultivate a healthy relationship with what we put in our bodies. Drawing from the basic principles of Ayurveda and Yoga, Freedom in Your Relationship to Food is a simple and effective guide to enhancing your relationship with food and the process of eating. Including lists of foods to seek out or avoid, simple breathing and meditation exercises, and practical recipes, this book will help you overcome mental and physical obstacles to... [Read More]
BrightFoods: Discover the Surprising Link between Food and Learning, Memory, Mood, and Performance
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Addiction Viva La Venison Grain Free Dry Dog Food, 4 lb.
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Venison from lush New Zealand grasslands, A healthy Medley of Fruits and Vegetables, Grain-free goodness, Your Dog's gonna love it.
Conquer Your Food Addiction: The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss
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Conquer Your Food Addiction is not a diet book. But if you're committed to losing weight, it's the right book for you! Nobody can cajole, trick, or provoke you into shedding those excess pounds. But if you are genuinely ready to go for it, Caryl Ehrlich is here to lead the way with her 8-step program for permanent weight loss. The perfect solution for people who are overweight -- many of whom are compulsive eaters -- Ehrlich's is a behavioral approach to weight loss that teaches you how to change habits in order to overcome food addiction. As she... [Read More]
12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food (Paperback) - Victoria Boutenko
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Ass Kickin Cashews - Flavor: Habanero - Net Wt: 6oz.
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Your favorite nut has now made it solo in the Ass Kickin' line of specialty products! Spiced with our famous habanero blend, this can of cashews is sure to become your new addiction.
Why Can't I Stop Eating: Recognizing, Understanding, and Overcoming Food Addiction
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Why can't I stop eating? If, like millions of others, you often ask yourself this question, you may be addicted to food. The food you eat may be precisely what makes you crave more...and more. This straight-talking book puts the widespread problem of food addiction into clear perspective and points the way to a life free of the obsession with food. Debbie Danowski, whose food addiction nearly ruined her life, and Peter Lazaro combine forces to give readers a full understanding of this debilitating condition: its sources, patterns, consequences, and physiological underpinnings. Unlike fad diets and drugs with their side... [Read More]
From the First Bite: A Complete Guide to Recovery from Food Addiction
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Renowned therapist, eating disorder specialist and recovering food addict Kay Sheppard helps countless individuals win their battles over food addiction-people for whom diets, pills and purging have become a way of life. In 1993, her groundbreaking book, Food Addiction: The Body Knows, explained the illness of food addiction from the physiological origins through recovery. Today, obesity is on the rise. In addition to the 300,000 overweight people in this country, millions more who may not look overweight are unable to control their eating. Sheppard's follow-up book, From the First Biteoffers the latest medical insights into food addiction coupled... [Read More]
Breaking the Bonds of Food Addiction (a Psychology Today publication)
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Finally, freedom from food addiction! From Alpha Books and Psychology Today magazine comes expert advice that explains the whys and hows of food obsession and compulsive overeating. Readers will gain the background and tools needed to fashion a plan for happier, healthier living and help themselves out of compulsive overeating—starting right now. It also shows readers how to work out individual food issues, move beyond addiction, and maintain a healthy, lifelong relationship with food. • More than 135 million Americans are estimated to be either overweight or obese • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that Americans spend nearly $45... [Read More]
Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition
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>Are you a food addict? Do you gain more weight than you lose after every diet?Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions? Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious?Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. Now it is updated and presented in a revised and expanded edition, with a new chapter on relapse. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food.Here food addiction is defined, trigger foods are identified and consequences... [Read More]
Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition
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>Are you a food addict? Do you gain more weight than you lose after every diet?Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions? Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious? Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. Now it is updated and presented in a revised and expanded edition, with a new chapter on relapse. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food. Here food addiction is defined, trigger foods are identified... [Read More]
Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating: An Effective Program to Overcome Compulsive Eating (3rd Edition)
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If you have struggled with compulsive eating, dieting, and the guilt and conflict they bring, your life will be changed by this important, life-affirming, and astonishingly wise book. Anne Katherine, a Certified Eating Disorders Therapist and former compulsive eater, explains the chemical reactions in the brain that work in conjunction with lifelong emotional conflicts to make food—particularly sugar and refined carbohydrates—such a comfort that it's almost like a drug. Once you realize that your binge eating is a physical disease that can be treated, you can use the book's self-tests, exercises, examination of family issues, and complete recovery... [Read More]

Are you a victim of food addiction? You might be surprised.

When you consider the term, food addiction, you might first think that this refers to people who overeat, people who can't stop eating. This is accurate in part. Perhaps this is a misnomer of this medical condition, because food addiction also refers to any obsessive or compulsive eating.

For example, people with anorexia or bulimia, or with such tendencies, have addictive behaviors towards the ritual of eating. This syndrome actually describes a condition where a person has an irrational fixation relating to the rituals surrounding eating.

Addiction to food is quite similar in nature to substance or alcohol abuse. People with this condition often spend more time anticipating the ritual than in enjoying the satisfaction of obtaining it. For example, people who are hooked on meds or illegal substances, will obsessively think about getting the next dose.
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Fighting Food Addiction

When most people think of compulsive overeating, they picture some 800 pound, housebound soul that they have seen on a talkshow at some point. Most people assume that they can't possibly be suffering from a food addiction if they aren't morbidly obese. In reality, however, eating addiction come in as many shapes and sizes as we do.

Some food addicts aren't even particularly overweight. Nonetheless, emotional eating takes a toll on all of us. It can cause us to eat fatty foods instead of healthy ones, to consume excessively large portions, or to snack on things that can cause health problems.

No matter if you have a serious case of addiction to food or a mild one, you are probably jeopardizing your health. As I said, not all overeating addictions are the same, but all of them do have repercussions. Obesity increases the strain on your heart, which can shorten your life span.
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