Am I Addicted to Food?

Before You Label Yourself As A Food Addict At Green Mountain, it’s very common for me to hear women state that they are addicted to food, and more specifically, sugar. “I just can’t eat sugar. Once I start eating I just cannot stop.”  “If I don’t eat sugar, I don’t seem to crave it much, but once […]

Is Sugar Making You Hungrier?

Do You Need To Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar? When you’re looking to manage type 2 diabetes, achieve healthy weight loss, or manage polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you may have a goal of reducing added sugars. Additionally, if you are trying to manage what feels like food addiction, one thing to think about is that […]

Food Addiction: Oreos Vs. Cocaine

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, […]

Have Your Carrot Cake and Experiment with It, Too

This morning, in a discussion about books on sugar addiction, I remembered David Kessler’s book, The End of Overeating, which has a lovely picture of carrot cake on the cover.  This also reminded me that many of you have been asking for our carrot cake recipe. With sugar addiction or food addiction one might think they cannot […]

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

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 […]

Exploring Food Addiction: Is It Real?

Do you think you may struggle with food addiction?  It's so common for us to hear people express this concern when talking about the challenging relationship we may have with food (or certain foods).  The common culprits are high sugar foods, refined starches, and in particular a combination of refined carbohydrates and fat seems to […]

Food Addiction: Don’t Assume the Worst First

At Green Mountain at Fox Run, it’s very common to hear women state that they are food addicts or sugar addicts.  The most common description of this is that once a person eats foods high in sugar or refined flours (often accompanied by fat) they have difficulty stopping.  They may also notice that they want […]