Archive by category Food Addiction

Your Brain On Sugar

Your Brain On Sugar

If you have ever made the off-hand comment that you are a chocolate addict or that you are addicted to sweets, you aren’t far off from the truth. As obesity rates soar in the U.S., researchers are hard at work trying to determine why some people find it so hard to stop overeating, and why […]

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

Addiction to food isn’t something you can shake easily. While those struggling with addictions to illicit drugs or alcohol can abstain from the subject of their addiction, if you’re addicted to food—or are just prone to comfort or emotional eating—complete avoidance is unfeasible. This doesn’t mean that tackling food addiction is a hopeless pursuit; the […]

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Addiction specialists and researchers know that people affected by symptoms of food addiction have an unusually strong tendency toward impulsive behavior, or impulsivity. However, less is known about whether increased impulsivity helps trigger food addiction or only starts to appear after such an addiction begins to take its toll. In a study published in April […]

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

The connection between soda consumption and higher rates of obesity is by now fairly well documented. Information from a new study now suggests that soda drinking and eating disorder pathology is also linked. This study, published in the journal Advances in Eating Disorders, was conducted by researchers at the Yale University Department of Psychology in […]

Dinner Plate Meter May Help Prevent Overeating

Dinner Plate Meter May Help Prevent Overeating

Compulsive overeating is a serious disorder that can lead to health problems, both mental and physical. For women and men who are compulsive overeaters, obesity is a real possibility. Researchers are trying to utilize advances in technology to help prevent the disorder and resulting weight gain. By starting with children, they hope to curb the […]

Book Review: The Hunger Fix – The Three-Stage Detox And Recovery Plan For Overeating And Food Addiction By Pamela Peeke, M.D

Book Review: The Hunger Fix – The Three-Stage Detox And Recovery Plan For Overeating And Food Addiction By Pamela Peeke, M.D

At last, something that works. For those who have struggled and failed with one sure-fire fad diet after another, who have embarked upon and given up on quirky home or folk remedies to melt away pounds and have inches magically disappear, who have contemplated potentially dangerous surgical options in an effort to appear slimmer or […]

Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders Share Genetic Link

Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders Share Genetic Link

Alcoholism is the common term for an established physical dependence on the presence of alcohol inside the brain and body. In mental health terms, this dependence represents one form of a condition called alcohol use disorder. Both alcoholism and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are known to stem partially from inherited genetic factors. […]