Finding and Building Lasting Recovery
Do you eat in secret?
Have you hidden the evidence of your eating from family or friends?
Do you feel guilty about your food choices?
Do you feel guilty by the way you eat food(s)?
Are you unable to stop yourself, once you start eating certain foods?
Have diets always been temporary?
Is staying on a diet painful and exhausting or even futile?
Do you live in constant debate about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid/limit?
Does this debate follow you to the grocery store?
Do you tell yourself, "Just one more!" over and over again.
Do you have shame around your eating?
If so, you may be suffering from a chemical dependency on certain foods/ingredients.
Trigger Free Nutrition can help!
SUGAR ADDICTION SCREEN
The Sugar Addiction Screen will confirm if you are sugar addicted.
Are you tired all the time? Are you unusually irritable? Are you moody? Do you have a hard time maintaining a healthy weight? Do you need sugar to fall asleep or stay awake? If so, you may be addicted to sugar.
Furthermore, if you can't stop thinking about food or when to eat, if you have a hard time following through on your (food) commitments, if you are triggered to eat by your emotions, then the disease may have progressed. Through an in depth interview and written assessment we will confirm the presence of sugar addiction and move forward into the treatment of this deadly disease.
Sugar Addiction Assessment
Introduction to treatment modalities
SUGAR ABSTINENCE NOW
The Sugar Abstinence Now option will give you all the tools to finally get abstinent from sugar and other addictive food substances.
You will no longer be a slave to the food and no longer be afflicted by the mental obsessions to eat. You will find a new energy and feel more alive.
You can't win this fight alone if it has never worked for you before. Through a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, I will teach you how to remove sugar from your life. We will take a deep dive into your past eating behaviors, triggers, and their underlying emotions. This personalized plan will set you free.
Get a Tailored Abstinent Food Plan
Learn how to remove sugar from your life and get abstinent
Deeply understand your cravings and triggers
Learn how to manage pitfalls
These are the tools you will need to get and stay abstinent.
WHAT DOES SCIENCE HAVE TO SAY?
Sugar Addiction Research
There is no doubt in my mind that addiction to sugar is real. Here are a few examples of why I am a believer.
THE PREVALENCE OF FOOD ADDICTION IN A LARGE SAMPLE OF ADOLESCENTS
We found that 2.6% of a large Dutch adolescent sample between 14 and 21 years of age met the criteria for a food addiction ‘diagnosis’, and that substance use and sugar consump- tion were positively associated with symptoms of food addiction.
WHICH FOODS MAY BE ADDICTIVE? THE ROLES OF PROCESSING, FAT CONTENT, AND GLYCEMIC LOAD
The current study found that highly processed foods, with added amounts of fat and/or refined carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, white flour), were most likely to be associated with behavioral indicators of addictive-like eating.
EVIDENCE THAT ‘FOOD ADDICTION’ IS A VALID PHENOTYPE OF OBESITY
To summarize, our findings have demonstrated strong parallels between food and substance abuse in a group of obese adults recruited from the community.
BEHAVIORAL AND NEUROCHEMICAL EFFECTS OF INTERMITTENT, EXCESSIVE SUGAR INTAKE
The reviewed evidence supports the theory that, in some circumstances, intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavior and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse. According to the evidence in rats, intermittent access to sugar and chow is capable of producing a “dependency”.