Food addiction withdrawals are usually a sign that you are trying to win the battle by using will power. Will power does not work according to researchers. The reason for this is scientific; a person who cannot control the appetite has an emotional issue not a physical issue. Food addiction withdrawals happen to people using will power to address the illness. This does not addressed the underlying causes of the overeating.
What is happening when you are craving
The brain desires something and this is the root cause for the cravings. When you decide not to give the body what it wants the cravings for food become much stronger. At this point comes the uncomfortable feeling and sometimes pain. Brain signals cause this irritation. It is not uncommon to feel irritable and short tempered with other people when cravings come. This is often the result of using will power which does not work. We worked with hundreds of people who had a problem controlling the appetite and then discovered what does work. The answer is “emotional” not “physical”
Food addiction withdrawals happen to people using “will power” to try to solve the problem and this will not work.
This is why we encourage people to eat freely while address the emotional aspects of the condition. Will power is one of the main reasons dieting fails the person who has an appetite problem. You may say “I will not overeat today” and this may work for a while but then you will end up overeating again. The cycle is repeated. Food addiction withdrawals usually come from trying to use will power to stop overeating. This will not work in the long run as the true cause will never been addressed this way. The “Friends again” cure for overeating was created by over-eaters who show you how to stop overeating without relying on willpower. Read it and be set free. Have a great day