153-The Solution to Food Addiction

by | Sep 1, 2018

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Food Addiction

Food addiction is a very sensitive subject… and let’s say very controversial. It’s one of these subjects that get people very polarized. It’s either one way or the other.

I used to see addiction, food addiction being one of the possible addictions, as this black or white subject. For instance, sugar is addictive and should be avoided for the rest of my life. All forms of sugar were dangerous… like viciously dangerous.

But then I evolved… I opened myself to different viewpoints. Educated myself. Researched. I realized via education and life experience (my own addictions) that it’s not black and white.

So in today’s episode, I’m going to share my viewpoints, the facts of research and our solution here that we teach at Going Beyond the Food Academy.

In this episode I discuss 

  • The definition of addiction and its types 
  • My personal journey towards addiction healing
  • What causes food addiction or any addiction
  • How does addiction work in the brain
  • Solution to Food Addiction

Last episode was a special bonus edition of The Beyond the Food Show podcast, I shared a powerful case study that will show you how transforming your relationship to food is not only possible without willpower but also transforming your entire life: kids, partner, work and all!

I showcased the story of one of the members of our Academy community, Jessica Tomasko. Jessica is in her 40’s, a mother of 2, wife and a professional who, in her words, says she has spent her whole life binging and dieting. She was desperate, miserable and scared that if nothing changes, she would spend the rest of her life suffering.

Jessica is a source of inspiration for all women. Jessica agreed to do this to impact other women… like you. Listen up! Click here. 

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Links mentioned in the episode:

Register for the Going Beyond the Food Academy

Claim Your Food Freedom

Get started with the Audio Training: How to Change Any Eating Habits

Podcast Episode 54: Overeating and Binge Eating: Interview with Dr. Carolyn Ross – Crave Cure Series

Podcast Episode 99: How to Stop Binging & Overeating in 5 Steps

Dr. Carolyn Ross: A Manifesto for Recovery from Food Addiction

Gabor Mate: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts book

Gabor Mate’s quick read article


Studies and Research

Article from The Journal of Nutrition

Article from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Article on highly palatable food not being addictive


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I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, host of the Going BeyondTheFood podcast, and Creator of the Going BeyondTheFood Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

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