Can you be addicted to food?
This morning we discussed food addiction. Can you really be physically hooked on certain foods?
Kerri's guests were Ashley Gerhardt, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, and Richard Shriner, psychiatrist-in-chief at Vista Psychiatric Hospital and program director of the Eating Disorder and Obesity Programs at the University of Florida.
Here's how one woman described her weight loss plan once she decided that she was addicted to sweets and fats. This is from The Daily Beast:
Like an alcoholic giving up drinking one day at a time, she began a daily abstinence from highly processed, high-carbohydrate foods. She stopped thinking about her weight. Her approach was so successful that she founded a program, wrote a couple of books, and now helps others. “If you focus on weight, you will lose,” she says, but “if you focus on recovery, you lose weight.”