Food Addiction Books The books are selected to educate food addicts about the science behind food addiction, support for recovery, and uplifting novels to encourage reading in support of cognitive restoration.
Obesity/Food Addiction Summit This site was created following the Obesity/Food Addiction Summit held in Seattle in 2006. It houses the presentations given at the Summit by leading authorities in the field.
Food Addiction Research. This site provides education about the kinds of research conducted in food addiction.
Food Addicts Anonymous. This is the website for the 12 Step Group, Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA).
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. This is the website for the 12 Step Group, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA).
Addiction Reset Community (ARC) This is a research-based, long-term recovery program which is delivered over a daily conference call with Dr. Joan Ifland and daily discussion forums to structure recovery with a compassionate, understanding community. Members pace their recovery so there is never any 'failure.'
It is very important to evaluate services for food addicts carefully. Many 'weight-loss' programs can actually make food addiction worse. Services may claim to treat food addiction but leave addictive foods in the food plan. Food plans may not have enough calories which can intensify obsession with food. Food plans which fail to balance proteins with carbohydrates may result in glucose levels which are too high or too low. Pharmaceuticals have distressing side effects including depression, memory loss, and heart disease. For any of the services listed below, food addicts are encouraged to use the food lists available under the Handout page of this site.
Independent practitioners have known about food addiction and the use of abstinent food plans since the 1980's. The practitioners listed here are familiar with supporting clients in the development of lifestyles that incorporate abstinent food plans for the long-term. They employ recovery models that are similar to recovery from addiction to substances of abuse.
Simple short Handouts help practitioners and clients learn about the causes of food addiction and how to keep it in remission.
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