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Food addiction, Emotional eating and Abuse

How abuse leads to food addictions and emotional eating

How abuse leads to food addictions and emotional eating

The link between emotional eating, food addiction and overeating are all connected to prior abuses, this is the case in millions of people. A new study once again confirms what this website has been showing people for the last 4 years, dieting fails in most people who have a problem controlling their appetite because dieting does not address the emotional aspects of why we overeat. There are over 20 million people in the United States who are taking antidepressants, often people suffering from food addictions are depressed and only diet created for emotional eating will stop the problem.

 

How the brain creates overeating

 

A team led by Dr. Susan M. Mason, a postdoctoral fellow at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, studied the link between childhood abuse and adult food addiction in 57,321 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II. The conclusion from the study confirms what we have addressed on this site over the last 4 years, emotions are the root cause of overeating,food addiction, emotional eating.

 

Dr. Mason’s team found that food addiction was almost twice as common among women who indicated that they had experienced sexual or physical abuse before age 18 than among women with no history of childhood abuse “stressful environments may overeat so-called ‘comfort foods’—these are high-fat and high-sugar foods that can blunt feelings of distress by stimulating reward systems in the brain.”

 

The failure of willpower as a “method” in dieting is due to the fact that willpower does not address the true causes of overeating, until this is addressed the problem will not be solved.

 

Our food addiction diet is the number one diet overeaters diet in the world, the diet has been used to stop food addiction in over 10 countries because it is the only diet scientifically created to cause weight loss by addressing the brain chemicals that cause overeating

 

See here Stop a food addiction in 48 hours

Losing weight then gaining it back: A solution

Losing weight and gaining it back: This problem which effects millions of dieters is caused by Insulin Resistance

Losing weight and gaining it back…this problem which effects millions of dieter is caused by Insulin Resistance

 

Losing weight and then gaining it back is a very common problem amongst those who diet, there is a very good reason why this happens and there is also a way to stop this cycle of putting on the pounds and then only having it return. The numbers of people who are overweight in the United States now stands at over 80 million, the consequences are serious, major health problems are related to excess body-weight. Help for those who are losing weight only to gain it back resides in the blood sugar.

 

Science has shown all returning weight is caused by insulin resistance

 

Insulin resistance is the cause of belly fat, obesity and diabetes, this is something that is effecting over 100 million in the United States today. The association of obesity with type 2 diabetes has been recognized for decades, and the major basis for this link is the ability of obesity to engender insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a fundamental aspect of type 2 diabetes, obesity and all stomach fat. It is also linked to a wide array of other health problems including hypertension,heart attack and poly-cystic ovarian disease. We have more children today living with obesity and type 2 diabetes than at any other time in U.S history, millions of children are all insulin resistant, our modern processed foods have made us all insulin resistant. The cycle of losing weight then gaining it back will finally end when you address the insulin resistance.

 

Insulin resistance means that your body’s muscle, fat and liver cells don’t react normally to insulin, causing your pancreas to produce more insulin to help blood glucose enter cells so it can be used as energy. All that excess glucose builds up in your bloodstream and can lead to diabetes and other diseases. This is the reason the pounds comes back after dieting, this is the cause of the losing weight then gaining it back cycle. Please understand that normal dieting will not stop the pounds from returning, wee are largely all insulin resistance today. What can help? numerous diets were tested in Switzerland and only the Spirit Happy Diet reversed insulin resistance and stopped the cycle of losing weight then gaining it back. See here Stop losing weight then gaining it back

 

Can’t stop eating? here’s why

Dieting wrong will cause you to eat more

Dieting wrong will cause you to eat more

Why can’t I stop eating, the control of the appetite is rooted in the brain. It may amazing people when they learn that the keep to appetite control is not in the stomach but in the brain. The stomach is involved in digestion but when we feel hungry we often think that it is the stomach that is calling for food but it is a brain signal. There has been a worldwide increase in food addictions, those who simply can’t stop eating are often at a loss as to why the have this problem.

 

The Chemistry of the Appetite

 

When you are really hungry the body starts a series of biological functions that signal you that you need something to eat, this is why when you forget to eat( for example at work) you will feel the grumbling in the stomach, it is necessary function and healthy for survival. When the body and brain are working in perfect harmony the brain sends the hunger signal at the appropriate times to save you from starvation. There are millions of people in whom this perfect brain/body balance is not working in the right way, those who can’t stop eating have a system balance that is slightly off, the signal that you are hungry may fire more often than it should. Sometimes this signal fires to snack (when you are not hungry) because it releases feel good hormones to fight stress.

 

Stress Markers

 

Emotional stresses such as from a bad relationship,job,divorce, dieting, or abuses(prior and current) all disrupt this very delicate balance in the brain. This is why children who have suffered physical,mental or verbal abuses are 10 times more likely to develop a problem with their appetite. A stressful job or even deep depression can disrupt brain hormone balances of leptin and insulin can cause you to want something to snack, it is important to understand that will power and dieting can actually makes this worst by creating more stresses.. Dieting should not be ignored but those who can’t stop eating will not be helped with a regular diet. A diet for food addiction or appetite control can only be controlled by a diet created for this problem, we are speaking of a diet that addresses the emotional and dieting problem.

 

See here  help food addiction

 

 

I can’t control my appetite: Here’s why

A typical diet does not stop the brain signal  that makes you keep eating

A typical diet does not stop the brain signal that makes you keep eating

Susan says “ I can’t control my appetite”, she is one of the millions of people who have tried diet and exercise but still cannot limit how much they eat. There are many reasons for this condition but science shows that the brain is most responsible for the problem of overeating, The deep root causes of eating too much can be explained. I can’t control my appetite, it is is a growing National problem that has many seeking a solution.

 

Turning off the brain response

 

The brain is responsible for how much you eat, it signals you to feel full and stop eating. Obesity is a national dilemma and the problem is showing no signs of slowing down, the Center of Disease (CDC) stated last week t that more people are dieting but they are seeing less results. People are eating less calories but the weight is still not coming off. This is something we have addressed on this site for a long time, calorie counting will not lead to more weight loss. Only a diet created for people who have a problem controlling how much they eat will work. “I can’t control my appetite”, what this means is the brain hippocampus is not working properly and you will continue to over eat. This is why dieting fails, it does not address the root causes of overeating.

 

Emotional triggers

 

Divorce, break up and a loss of a loved one can all alter brain hippocampus function and cause uncontrolled appetite. Childhood events and stress also set the brain up for food addiction. The failure of the popular diets can be attributed to the fact that they have adopted a cookie cutter style to dieting, one size fits all and this does not work. “ I can’t control mu appetite” this statement alone should tell us that a typical diet will not work for an over-eater, a diet for overeating must be based on real brain research to reverse the problem

 

See here Diet for overeating

More stress…More overeating

Stress,Emotions and Overeating connected

Stress,Emotions and Overeating connected

Stress is a leading cause of overeating. Researchers in New Castle revealed that people who have a hard time controlling their appetite are under more stressful situations. With the growth of food addictions in the United States and much of the West researchers are looking for ways to combat the increasing problem. We have stated on this site that emotional stress and overeating go hand in hand.

The diet lies

People who have a problem controlling their appetite are often met with nasty comments or stares from others who do not understand the emotional links to the condition. We have documented on this site the nasty comments from people who just do not understand the brain’s role in those lack of the appetite. Sadly those who do not understand food addictions will always offer the same failed solution which they claim as dieting. Dieting does not work for food addiction, this is not an excuse it is the scientific truth. Many food addictions and problems with food start without us knowing it. The are rooted in emotional issues. Often we have no clue where the problem began. It is critical to know this

Guilt

Guilt is still the most difficult emotion that people who have a problem with appetite control experience. After eating too much there can be a deep depression and a feeling of low self worth. This is because we blame ourselves for not having the self control to stop eating. We are actually shifting the blame to ourselves the same way those who do not understand the condition. This can lead to more stress and more overeating.

Stop the emotional eating on your own in private See here  Stop emotional eating

Food addiction withdrawals what to do about it

Trying not to eat it will cause you to eat more later

Trying not to eat it will cause you to eat more later

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

Is there a way to stop overeating? You can do this without therapy

How hundreds came together without a therapist and solved how to stop over eating

Is there a way to stop overeating was the number one question when we recruited hundreds of over-eaters to help them control the problem on their own. The key to this website was to help people (Anonymous and privately) cure this issues on their own. This is what so many therapists do not do. Is there a way to stop overeating on your own? The answer is yes.

 

There are millions who silently and secretly suffer with eating too much. They live with this problem often in pain. The thought of eating becomes a huge problem and causes guilt. One of the things we discovered when hundreds of people came together was that the problem can consume much of the day. This problem with food was taking up much of their time and thoughts even at work.

 

What worked! We did something unheard of and it worked!  What we did was put hundreds of overeaters together to find out what caused the problem and how to solve it. Some laughed and some cried but there was a healing. Is there a way to stop overeating was the question and the answer was yes. No judgments and no doctors just people with the same problem in one room.

 

 

There are many who have been helped with a therapist but what we wanted to do was to help people find the answer on their own. This is what lead to the “Friends again” report. The only report created by overeaters to stop people from overeating. Often a therapist can relate to a problem but it is not the same thing has “having the problem” and that is why this site is so popular with so many with food addictions.

 

The most important thing that came out of the “Friends again” report was stopping food addiction “On your own in private” See here help with eating too much