Food and sugar addiction is definitely a hot topic. Whether it really exists is debated by researchers and clinicians, and it's hard to get a straight answer. However, what we do know is there are some people who feel they struggle with food addiction, are at a loss and do not know how to make peace with food. Their issue may not be properly labelled, but either way it is a struggle.
That being said, I thought I would put together a list of resources for those who feel like they struggle with this issue and want to learn more about food addiction.
- Nutrition Matters Episode 29: Food Addiction: Fact or Fiction? with Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD, cPT
- Food Psych #80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans
- Love Food Episode 6: I Am Addicted to Food with Marci Evans
As you can see, Marci Evans is quite the expert on this topic (she's also a wonderful dietitian - check out her website!)
If you feel you are struggling with food, do not hesitate to reach out to a health professional, preferably someone who practices from a non-diet, body positive and Health At Every Size® perspective. With all the information out there about food and weight, it can be very difficult to know what is best for you. You deserve to be supported!