‘food addiction’

Exploring Food Addiction

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

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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Are You Addicted to Food? Maybe It Deserves a Second Look

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this past week where, among other things, I took a workshop on food photography.  Now if I can only find the time to focus (bad pun intended) on that. But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. Rather, I wanted to share […] Read more »

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Binge Eating On Friday Night: At Least I Am Not Alone

By Darla Breckenridge

In discussions with women who come to Vermont’s Green Mountain at Fox Run, I frequently hear stories about the out-of-control urge binge eaters sometimes have to prepare for binges as the end of the week approaches. The excitement, the planning, the shopping around for just the right foods.  And then wishing they weren’t dealing with  food addiction. A frequently-heard comment: […] Read more »

Mom & Food Choices

By Robyn Priebe

With Mother's Day coming up, I find it ironic that I'm working on my latest class in our Food Addiction Series, titled – "Food Addiction: Can I Blame My Mom For This?" Obviously this is a tongue-in-cheek title for this class, which focuses on the various causes of addictive patterns with food, one of which are changes that happen to […] Read more »

Is Food Addiction Real? If So, Is it Permanent?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

A study released last week created a bit of a stir in the world of eating and weight. It showed that women, regardless of size, i.e., both thin and obese, who scored higher on a food addiction questionnaire, showed increased brain activity in anticipation of and when actually receiving a chocolate milkshake. It was similar to brain activity in persons […] Read more »

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