Food addiction ran my life; it was unmanageable. I was unmanageable.
No number on the scale could give me peace, acceptance, or love. My diets all failed me. They robbed me of money, dignity and self-respect. They gave me false hope and brought me further into my addiction.
When I binged, I forgot about everything, especially my dreams. But once I’d finished eating, I felt all the pain and suffering. I hated myself; I hated everyone around me. My fat made me settle. It cost me my marriage, jobs, friendships, and opportunities. By settling, I was able to maintain my food addiction and co-dependency with my mother. A perfect recipe for disaster.
My weight became my excuse to NOT live the life I wanted and deserved.
Am I comfortable in my own skin? Can I look at myself in a full-length mirror?
Do I obsess about food? How much to eat, where to eat, and when to eat it?
Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with food?
Do I have aches and pains from carrying extra weight?
Do I sleep comfortably, in bed, laying down flat?
Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t?
Do you think about food or your weight constantly?
Do you eat to escape from your feelings?
Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed about what you’ve eaten?
Do I feel attractive and worthy of love and great sex?
Are you waiting for your life to begin “when you lose the weight?”
The Food Addiction Recovery Program will lead you to ‘Food Serenity’.
- Adopt a meal plan for recovery and eliminating trigger foods
- Eat to stabilize your hormones and achieve appetite correction (Understand normal Hunger and Satiety and the roles Ghrelin, Leptin, Insulin play)
- Understand how highly processed foods affect your brain which propels you compulsively overeat
- Examine the Limbic / Reward pathways (Recognize the foods that give you massive hits of dopamine, serotonin, endorphins)
- Create new neural pathways and end the addiction loop
- Manage cravings
- Eat mindfully
- Create a Spiritual Practice
- Deal with intense feelings when addictive eating stops
- Navigate relationships in recovery
- Learn about codependency and how to detach with love
- Create a support network to ensure success
- Prevent relapse and maintain recovery