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New Answers To 6 Burning Questions About Emotional Eating | Part 2 of 2

Issue No. 30 | 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.

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’. 

  1. What is emotional eating?
  2. Is emotional eating an issue in the absence of processed food?
  3. Why is it specifically food that I have chosen to deal with my emotions?
  4. How can I stop feeling like a failure?
  5. How do you resolve emotional eating?
  6. How can I stop emotional eating permanently?

 

 

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.

 

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11 Signs That You May Be Experiencing Processed Food Addiction

Issue No. 24 | 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.

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:

  1. You’ve eaten despite not intending to
  2. You’ve tried to cut back and have failed
  3. You spend a lot of time thinking about, planning, getting, eating and recovering from processed foods
  4. You crave...
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