‘Food Addiction’

Food Addiction Part I: Just a Delay Tactic?

By Lisa Claudia Briggs on 11/04/2013

Whether you feel addicted to certain foods, or the pattern of using food to cope with painful feelings or relationships, none of it feels good. It doesn’t feel good and yet in that moment of wanting “out” from a thought or feeling that feels like it might catch up to you, you reach for what’s familiar, for that particular combination […] Read more »

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Food Addiction: Oreos Vs. Cocaine

By Robyn Priebe on 10/23/2013

Leading up to our 3-day workshop, “Breaking Through Food Addiction,” we will be running several posts on the topic. Today, our dietitian Robyn Priebe offers her take on the recent study of Oreo cookies vs. cocaine. Oh, to be a rat in a food addiction lab. Your days would be filled with Oreo cookies, cocaine, running mazes, binge eating, and […] Read more »

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Is This All About Shame?

By Lisa Claudia Briggs on 10/14/2013

Having worked with clients for decades around many, many things, including how to calm down dynamics around the ways we feed ourselves and how we feel toward our bodies, I’ve long wondered, “Is this all about shame?” In every woman’s story of how she feels betrayed by her own hand when she hurts herself with overeating or binges, or by […] Read more »

Food and Money, Part I

By Jill Carlson on 08/16/2013

A month ago I stood in the middle of my favorite clothing store completely buzzed. Not on alcohol. Not on food this time. Simply put, I was high on spending. With a change of weight comes a change in wardrobe. Trips to Ann Taylor Loft, Lucy, Gap and more. Perhaps I took it a step further, when my spree included […] Read more »

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Exploring Food Addiction

By Marsha Hudnall on 03/25/2013

Does food addiction really exist? This question was a big subject of controversy at the 2013 conferences of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and the International Association of Eating  Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Two Sides of the Same Coin Of those who have strong opinions about the subject, there are probably two sides whose opinions vary the greatest — researchers […] Read more »

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