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Managing Triggers Is Critical To Recovery

Issue No. 43 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

Underestimating triggers is a big mistake in recovery from Processed Food Addiction. 

There is a common myth in both the weight management and food addiction recovery circles, that the only trigger of overeating is the food itself. Various eating programs position themselves as the best way to stave off hunger and eliminate cravings for processed food, by reducing or eliminating macronutrients or entire food groups.

 

While these ways of eating may have various benefits, they underestimate the severity of processed food addiction and the complexity of the variety of triggers that cause relapse. This myopic approach to focusing only on the food leads to the false belief that if you have any longing, craving or urge to eat processed food, while on your clean food plan, then you must...

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Research Reveals The Consequences Of Processed Foods

Issue No. 42 | Brought to you by the Addiction Reset Community – ARC
Unlocking the secrets of processed food addiction and guiding you to find freedom from food and weight obsession.

In the previous issue of this newsletter, we looked at what processed foods are and the importance of being able to identify them. Processed foods fall into 7 major categories, namely:

  1. Sugar/sweeteners/alcohol
  2. Gluten/flour
  3. Excessive salt
  4. Dairy
  5. Processed Fats
  6. Caffeine
  7. Food additives

… and combinations of the above

 

Research reveals that over 100 illnesses and diseases are associated with the consumption of processed foods. In this issue, we outline these consequences, across 7 major categories.

 

Sugars and Sweeteners

Here are some of the findings that emerge from research regarding the consequences of consuming sugars and sweeteners:

  • Loss of feel-good brain function (Winterdahl 2019) and cognitive function (Noble 2016)
  • Results in Withdrawal (Avena 2012)
  • Shorter life...
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