Food Addiction: 7 Steps To Recovery
I am a food addict in recovery. And once an addict…always an addict. Food addiction is a true physiological addiction, just like addictions to alcohol, caffeine or even heroin.
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I am not alone in my addiction. 1/3 of all Americans are obese and another 1/3 are overweight, in most cases because of difficulty controlling food intake – eating too much of the wrong (unhealthful) types of foods. Our Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in processed foods, including saturated fats, sugar, oils, and meats. It is generally low in plant based whole foods, including few fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.