Saturday, March 27, 2010

Food Addiction
Over the past years I have developed a keen interest in the topic and treatment of food addiction. Overeating and obestity are rarely seen through the lens of addiction. These problems are typically addressed with diet and exercise, with little focus on what I believe is the crux of the matter, the repeated use of food, despite the consquences, to manage emotion. This pattern the repeated use of a substance or behaviour despite the negative consequences is a concrete way to see if ones behaviour is truly an addiciton. I have found that treating chronic overeating for what it is, an addiction, is a powerful step on the road to recovery.

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