Following on from the last issue of this newsletter, we will continue to answer the 6 most commonly asked questions in relation to ‘emotional eating’.
In the last issue, we provided insights on the subject of ‘emotional eating’ based on the research of Dr Joan Ifland, the lead author and editor of the textbook Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment and Management. Here are new answers to the last three questions.
Question 4: How can I stop...
The severity of processed food addiction is often underplayed with the use of phrases like “over-eating”, “emotional eating”, “sweet tooth” or “stress eating”. Framing the problem properly can be the first step to finding solutions.
Research shows that the same signs are present in processed food addiction, that are present in alcohol and drug addiction.
Modelled on the American Psychiatric Association’s criteria for substance addiction, here are 11 signs that you can use to self-assess for processed food addiction: