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Food Addiction

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Here is a link to a question and answer article with Dr. David A. Kessler.
He has helped me so much but recently I was forgetting all that he has taught me. An article in the March issue of Eating Well mentions his book so it reminded me that I have to listen to what he has to say.

This is the article in Eating Well March 2011 thatreally hit home with me:

79 | Nutrition Report: Addicted to Food? By Rachael Moeller Gorman

In her article she mentions the work of Dr. Kessler.

Here is a link to Eating Well where you can go to to take a quiz to see if you are addicted to food:

I am addicted to food.
It is a problem I have.
I have been doing so well fighting this addiction until recently.

The good news is that today for lunch I brought chicken breast, cucumbers, and orange slices. (I just had the orange slices for an afternoon snack and they were delicious!) For breakfast I had eggs. (extra egg whites). Unfortunately I had 3 pancakes (sugar free syrup). Yes, 3! Can you believe it? Pancakes are not good for me because these were not whole grain or whole wheat and simple carbs just cause me to crave more. But for some reason I'm craving simple carbs.

I am going to re-read Rachael Gorman's article and I really need to listen to Dr. Kessler's book again (It's my one and only book on "tape"/cd).

It's time to get my addiction under control.

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    I knew I had a problem with carbs thirty years ago (I'm 53). Now it has a name - Food Addition. Like SHERLYN-WILL commented, I too have to leave all that stuff alone or I cannot stop!

    I watched a sitcom the other night and the Husband was eating Pizza and thinking about the next piece and calculating how many people to how many pieces were left... he ate faster to get the last piece... That Is Exactly How It Works on Me!

    I am addicted to Sugar & Starch foods!
    I Love My Healthy Foods! Since changing my mind over by keeping the bad food out of my house and buying fruits and veggies, and Greek yogurt this past year I do not crave those bad foods!

    Thanks for the links...


    QUIZ RESULTS: Says I may be "Food Dependent"
    2428 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/25/2011 10:58:41 PM
    I'm just like you!! I think the carbs aren't good for us!! Try to not eat any after 2:00PM... I think anything before 2:00 is okay, but in moderation! I haven't been eating very many except for in my fruits. I gave up bread & pasta. I've been trying to stay away from them as much as possible. I did buy some whole wheat pasta, but haven't made it yet. (cook it el dente)

    2643 days ago
    I am addicted to food! ADDICTED to sugar and white flour!

    I have a quiz I posted on 9-17 about finding out if one is addicted to sugar.../food ....

    I have to leave all that stuff alone or I cannot stop!

    I am also an emotional eater... I posted a quiz about that too in January 2011...
    THANKS for sharing this blog!

    2673 days ago
    Thanks for the links.
    I read the article on Dr. David Kessler & took the food addiction quiz.
    I think I have food addition issues, but the quiz didn't indicate that. I think I answered the questions based on my behavior since joining Spark People. I still feel there are triggers I have to watch.
    2673 days ago
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