• Food Junkies

  • The Truth About Food Addiction
  • By: Vera Tarman, Phil Werdell
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-07-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (128 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

2016 Voice Arts Award Finalist
A fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addiction doctor who draws on many patients' stories of recovery.
Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for "comfort food" and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition - to say nothing of gaining support and advice - remains a frustrating battle.
Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction. It is meant to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity.
©2014 Vera Tarman with Philip Werdell (P)2016 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By John Iadipaolo on 08-16-16

Thoughtful and Provocative Examination of Addictio

If you could sum up Food Junkies in three words, what would they be?

Thoughtful
Comprehensive
Honest

What did you like best about this story?

It examines a disease which has been long misunderstood, shamed and ignored with honesty, clarity and careful consideration of research as well as the authors' personal and professional experience.

What three words best describe Lisa Bunting’s voice?

Clear
Direct
Neutral

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Since I relate to this topic I had to listen and digest it in small parts over time.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By MMH Toronto on 03-07-17

No Easy Fixes Here

An interesting and engaging book and perspective. After hearing it, I realize that being addicted to food is a spectrum. self awareness of where we fall in this spectrum is essential to healing. Dr. Tarman makes a compelling case for abstinence from trigger foods, not a popular stance to take. Great book, glad to have read it.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 02-23-17

Could totally relate

Never saw myself as a food addict before but this makes so much sense and is such a relief to have things and feelings explained that you are too afraid to voice or even comprehend what's going on.
I always thought moderation was the key - now I have better tools that the door is no longer locked.
Thank you

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Rhiannon on 04-26-18

More psudo-science

Started with a strong premise but deteriorated into psudo-science. Stopped reading when "belief in a higher power" was stated as a pre-requisit for recovery.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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