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.
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Thoughtful and Provocative Examination of Addictio
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.
No. Since I relate to this topic I had to listen and digest it in small parts over time.
- John Iadipaolo
This is the answer to lifelong weight loss
I struggled with my weight and food addiction for a good part of my life. Until, I accepted that I was addicted to foods with sugar and flour. Once I gave up those binge foods, I lost over 100 pounds and live in recovery.
Dr. Vera Tarman is the only MD who really gets me and understands the way out.
I really appreciated Dr. Tarman's vulnerability in admitting her own struggles with food addiction.
I enjoy the different patient stories throughout the book, I could see myself in each of them.
Harvey was my favorite character. He was able to quit his crystal meth use by substituting sugar for it. He was quoted as saying “food is much worse addiction than crystal meth”. This is very eye opening.
When I realized that I have to radically reconsider how I view certain foods, and come to the understanding that sugar and flour are poison in my body, and could slowly rob me of a life and would eventually kill me
To quote Food Junkies "Addiction must be treated as a chronic condition; it has to be treated, managed, and monitored over a lifetime. People who are addicted must learn the tools to keep their urges in check and apply those tools on a continuous basis”.