Are You Addicted To Food?

Have you heard the phrase food addict? Well, you are about to. Recent scientific studies are showing more and more that food is an addiction that ranks high up there with drugs. That is the good news.

 

Why? Because the bad news is that when mice were fed cocaine and another group were fed sugar, which do you think was more addictive? The sugar won hands down. That is the bad news. You can be addicted to sugar and suffer from all the consequences of a sugar addiction without even knowing it. But you are certainly showing it, in the way your body functions. It behaves as though you are a Food Addict. Consequences of Sugar overload:
    Do you find yourself hungry again an hour after you've eaten?
    Do you have a - tyre of belly fat which you just can't lose no matter how hard you try?
    Do you have brain fog?
    Do you wake up tired?
    Do you find it hard to sleep through the night?

Years of study by Dr Mark Hyman author of the 'the Blood Sugar Solution' has shown that Willpower simply isn't enough to overcome those cravings for chips, cookies, soda, insert your trigger food here___________________________! We are trying to fight powerful biochemical mechanisms created by food addiction. Willpower is useless when industrial junk food, sugar and flour are in charge of your brain chemistry. And when your hormones just fight against you at every turn.

 

Take this Quiz to see if you are Addicted to Carbs

 

You eat certain foods even if you are not hungry because of cravings. (YES/NO)

 

You find yourself worrying about cutting down on certain foods.  (YES/NO)

 

You feel sluggish or exhausted from overeating.  (YES/NO)

 

You have health problems or struggle socially because of food issues and yet can't seem to stop eating the way you do.  (YES/NO)

 

You spend more time dealing with guilt, shame or confusion from overeating certain foods, instead of spending time with family, friends, work, or fun.  (YES/NO)

 

You have had withdrawal symptoms such as agitation and anxiety when you cut down on certain foods (not including caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks in this). (YES/NO)

 

Your behaviour regarding food and eating causes you significant distress.  (YES/NO)

 

Issues related to food and eating are decreasing your availability to function effectively on a day to day basis.  (YES/NO)

 

You need more and more of the foods you crave to experience any pleasure or to reduce negative emotions.  (YES/NO)


3 or less 'Yes's' - Doing good, keep an eye out that you stay that way.
4 or more 'Yes's' - You need to start looking at your diet now. Change your habits and start making cleaner and healthier choices.

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