Do you have a food addiction? Here’s How to Tell

New evidence suggests that foods rich in sugar, salt, and fat can act on the brain in much the same way as heroin or cocaine. These foods activate the pleasure and reward centers of the brain and can lead to food addiction. Our food addiction South Florida program is designed to help you break your dependence on unhealthy sugary, salty, and fatty foods. But, first, find out if you are showcasing any of the food addiction symptoms listed below.

Food Addiction Symptoms

Do you suspect that you have an unhealthy relationship with food? Here’s how you can tell if you need help from our program if you:

  • Frequently eat far more than you had intended.
  • Eat certain sugary, fatty, or salty foods even when you’re not hungry.
  • Often eat so much you feel sick.
  • Go out of your way to obtain your favorite foods even when they aren’t readily available.
  • Worry about your eating habits – about eating too many unhealthy foods and too few healthy foods.
  • Avoid social or professional events where your favorite foods might be available. And, do so out of a concern that you won’t be able to control your overeating in front of others.
  • Have eating habits that are interfering with your ability to perform at work or school.
  • Eat so often or so much that your eating interferes with your social life, family or professional responsibilities, or hobbies.

Getting Professional Help at Delray Center for Healing

If any of these apply to you, it may be time you sought help from our South Florida program. We use a combination of alternative and traditional therapies in our food addiction South Florida program to help you develop a healthy attitude towards eating and food. We use cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies as part of our food addiction South Florida program, to help you discover the thoughts and behaviors that lead to your food-addictive behaviors, and replace them with healthy ones. Our program uses meditation, acupuncture, exercise, and other therapies to help repair the physiological damage food addiction has done to your brain and body.

If you’re ready to break free from food addiction, our food addiction South Florida program can help. We believe in a holistic approach to treating addictions, mental disorders, and eating disorders. Call us today at 1-888-699-5679.

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