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Food Addiction – The Body Knows by Kay Sheppard

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Sep 11th, 2014
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If you are looking for informative book on overeating and food addiction, be sure to check out

Food Addiction - The Body Knows by Kay Sheppard

First published in 1989 and since updated, Food Addiction is considered to be one of the top books on this subject.  Food Addiction covers a lot on the subject of compulsive eating with topics on the definition of food addiction, trigger foods, consequences of addiction, eating plans and how to deal with relapse.

“"For some people, foods can be as addictive as alcohol.  Gummy bears and marshmallow chicks can be vicious killers whose effects can lead to depression, irritability and even suicide. The terrible truth is that for certain individuals, refined carbohydrates can trigger the addictive process. This book is an effort to help you understand and solve the problems of compulsive eating” - Kay Sheppard

There are some Sheppard detractors as, on the one hand she discourages any sort of diets in her book, and then goes on to lay out for you what you should and should not eat for the rest of your life, calling it a "lifestyle change".  Among these changes are the elimination of sugar, wheat and nearly all fats from your diet.  If this sounds nearly impossible, it's at least going to be difficult and uncomfortable.   On the other hand, Sheppard does recommend 12 Step help and talks about the importance of spirituality in recovery.  I can get behind that with regards to recovery from any sort of addiction.

To get your copy of Food Addiction: The Body Knows by Kay Sheppard, check out the link below:

Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition Food Addiction: The Body Knows: Revised & Expanded Edition
Author: Kay Sheppard

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>Are you a food addict? Do you gain more weight than you lose after every diet?Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions? Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious?Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. Now it is updated and presented in a revised and expanded edition, with a new chapter on relapse. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food.Here food addiction is defined, trigger foods are identified and consequences of food addiction are revealed. A lifetime eating plan demonstrating how to stick with a healthful food plan for the long term is also provided."For some people, foods can be as addictive as alcohol," Kay Sheppard explains. "Gummy bears and marshmallow chicks can be vicious killers whose effects can lead to depression, irritability and even suicide. The terrible truth is that for certain individuals, refined carbohydrates can trigger the addictive process. This book is an effort to help you understand and solve the problems of compulsive eating."

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