Understanding Food Addiction
Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with “feel-good” chemicals, similarly to heroin or cocaine. When food addicts experience pleasure from feel-good chemicals, […]
5 Tips for Surviving Holiday Office Parties
‘Tis the season for holiday parties. While that may evoke joy and cheer for some, for individuals struggling with an eating disorder — be it food addiction, overeating, anorexia or bulimia — the thought of holiday parties can cause anxiety and stress. Particularly when it comes to office parties at work. If you suffer from […]
Eating Disorder quiz: Are you an emotional eater?
What is emotional eating? It is the result of eating due to external clues versus real physical hunger? Emotional eating or emotional overeating is not necessarily an eating disorder, but it can be a trait of someone with an eating disorder – especially binge eaters and those suffering from bulimia. There is also a strong […]