Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition by Kay Sheppard

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Mar 1, 1993 - Psychology - 190 pages
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  • Are you a food addict?
  • Do you gain more weight than you lose after every diet?
  • Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions?
  • Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious?

    Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. Now it is updated and presented in a revised and expanded edition, with a new chapter on relapse. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food.

    Here food addiction is defined, trigger foods are identified and consequences of food addiction are revealed. A lifetime eating plan demonstrating how to stick with a healthful food plan for the long term is also provided.

    "For some people, foods can be as addictive as alcohol," Kay Sheppard explains. "Gummy bears and marshmallow chicks can be vicious killers whose effects can lead to depression, irritability and even suicide. The terrible truth is that for certain individuals, refined carbohydrates can trigger the addictive process. This book is an effort to help you understand and solve the problems of compulsive eating."


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    User Review  - Wanda Lanigan - Goodreads

    Read this for a project I'm working on related to nutrition and I found the science behind it to be intriguing and kept my interest Read full review

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    User Review  - Kyla Crowley - Goodreads

    My problem is that with all the illnesses and addictions I have (anxiety, depression, compulsive shopping, overeating), I always fall somewhere in the middle. That makes it hard for me to be helped by ... Read full review

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    About the author (1993)

    Kay Sheppard, M.A., is a recovering good addict and the bestselling author of Food Addiction: The Body Knows. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist. She conducts five-day intensive stabilization and weekend workshops for food addicts worldwide. She is a charter member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the host of the Food Addiction Conference for America Online's Addictions and Recovery Forum. She manages a message board and handles hundreds of e-mails every week from food addicts looking for solutions. Her personal recovery began in 1967.

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