Overcoming An Eating Addiction
Most treatments for addictions strongly suggest that addicts abstain from their drug of choice. However, people can also become addicted to things that are essential to their survival. For many, the simple enjoyment of food can spiral into a full-blown eating addiction. Unlike other addictive habits, eating is not one that can simply be given up altogether. This makes dealing with such an addiction difficult, but far from impossible.
If you’ve tried everything to beat your eating addiction but nothing has worked, there’s hope. All it requires is help from the right people…. people who have actually had these eating disorder issues and have successfully overcome them. They can help you overcome them, as well.
Reset Your Biochemistry
If you were to look at the brain of a food addict, it would look like the brain of any other addict. All addicts have brains that have chemically adapted to derive pleasure from their favorite drug.
A food addict’s brain experiences a high amount of pleasure after consuming food. In many cases, food addicts are hooked on foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar. The brain will reset itself when these foods are removed from the diet. Doing so will give the brain time to readjust and reestablish dopamine receptors that respond to normal stimuli.
Get Emotional Support
For many people, addictions have their roots in genetics. However, all addictions are fueled by an underlying emotional issue. Removing the food addict’s ability to self-medicate will force him or her to confront emotional issues that have been ignored. Such issues will be painful or uncomfortable to face, so it’s important that addicts receive emotional support.
Completing a detox program will be easier with the help of Roy Nelson Healing. We will provide a safe emotional space for the addict to explore painful emotions that drive the addiction. Once those issues are uncovered, we will work with the addict to deal with them properly in a healthier way.
Create New Routines
Addictions are all about the here and now. They don’t provide addicts with a long-term solution for coping with life. With addictive foods out of the way, addicts will be able to establish healthier habits and routines. These new behaviors will help their brains to find a healthy love for living life.
Taking classes at a learning exchange can help addicts develop a list of things they enjoy doing. Picking up a new hobby can help them rediscover parts of themselves that were lost. Starting a new exercise routine will help them to lose some of the pounds they gained during their struggle with the eating addiction.
Eating addiction doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle that can’t be overcome. By removing troublesome foods, seeking expert advice from Roy Nelson Healing, food addicts can begin to lead healthier lifestyles.