Food addiction may be more difficult to put into remission than drug addiction. Due to availability, lots of triggers, misinformation, and the skills required for recovery, food addiction can be tough to overcome.
These are some of the reasons why your efforts to get control of your food may have failed.
Our bodies and minds are susceptible
You can read Part 2 of “4 Reasons Why It is Difficult To Recover From Food Addiction” in the next issue of our weekly newsletter.
I had been fasting, and eating low carb for 3 years and one day while I listened to the low-carb MD podcast I heard Dr Joan Ifland talking about a processed food addiction program and I was fascinated. The Addiction Reset Community (ARC) saved me from myself and introduced me to myself. I quickly realized I had a severe processed food addiction. I have learned to love myself and that I am enough and that other people's opinions of me are none of my business. My hope is to tell people about my experience and how the ARC has helped me transform myself. The ARC is built on a foundation of neuroscience using zoom chats with like-minded people from all around the planet and these amazing writing exercises.
The ARC gave me a safe place to bring all my stuff, good or bad. I cried a lot in the beginning, so much that I almost quit because it felt like too much. I'm so glad I didn't quit. I can still find stuff to talk about after one year of baring my soul to the would-be strangers, I now call friends. I'm in the ARC manager training (AMT) program and I have 17 members I am advocating for and it has changed my life. Being an ARC Advocate has given my life purpose.
Before getting on a clean food plan a year ago, I was so sick with diabetes, broke from both the cost of insulin/diabetes supplies and the cost of fast food/grocery binges constantly. Not, the Diabetes is manageable, under control and I'm on my way to full remission from Diabetes. My health and my mood are more stable than it's been in years. Is there a direct link between processed food and Diabetes?
Processed carbohydrates are released into the bloodstream rapidly. The rise in glucose in the blood is dangerous. The pancreas responds by releasing insulin which travels to fat and muscle cells and signals the cells to open up and take in the extra glucose. Over time, the receptors for insulin on the fat and muscle cells wear out. It slides down into the cell. Now insulin is ineffective in reducing glucose so it rises. This is dangerous as the blood can now burst the smallest capillaries in the eyes and kidneys. Processed foods are addictive so diabetics continue to eat them. This is not their fault.
Recent copies of Dr Joan Ifland's Blog: