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Title: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: Bea on September 30, 2014, 06:18:08 PM
Today I came across a paper entitled: " “Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behaviour."
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763414002140

It's from a group in Europe [http://www.neurofast.eu/topic/addiction/]

Here's a quote from the Introduction
"“Food addiction” offers a superficially attractive explanation, and potentially an excuse, for this unhealthy behavior at an individual level. The modern “obesogenic” environment is characterized by the ubiquitous availability of palatable, energy-dense and inexpensive foods, reflecting ongoing efforts of the globalized food industry to increase production and boost sales. As such, the food and beverage industry is perceived as having a powerful role in promoting poor nutrition policies (Davis, 2013). “Food addiction” places blame on the food industry for the production of “addictive foods” and by so doing indicates that obesity prevention strategies should seek to curtail the influence of this industry on eating behavior."

(Note: Davis cited above is a researcher - not the author of Wheat Belly)

Over the last few months I have attended several Summits - Gluten, Reversing Diabetes, Hashimoto's Institute, Psychology of Eating, Evolution of Medicine and more. One of my objectives is to be as well informed as possible about eliminating wheat and other grains, sugar etc and also to understand what and why others are delivering different messages so that I can address these issues when speaking to others in my local community.

Bea
Title: Re: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: bill on September 30, 2014, 10:18:25 PM
Here's a recent post that you might be interested in:


http://authoritynutrition.com/10-similarities-between-junk-foods-and-drugs/
Title: Re: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: ldyrdr4311 on October 03, 2014, 10:16:26 AM
Makes a lot of sense.
Agree 100% with the author of this article.
Thanks for posting it here, Bill.
Title: Re: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: Bob Niland (Boundless) on October 03, 2014, 11:42:30 AM
> “Food addiction” offers a superficially attractive
> explanation, and potentially an excuse, for this
> unhealthy behavior at an individual level.


Looks like "blame the victim" by the food industry and their lap dogs in government and professional association nutrition roles.

See: Tom Naughton's 6-part "Character vs. Chemistry (http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2014/01/06/character-vs-chemistry/)" series on this myth.

After an addict has been on a sane diet for a few months, then we can talk about "eating addiction".
Title: Re: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: C Dee on October 06, 2014, 09:46:46 AM
I hope this is gone. Brain not engaged this morning.
Title: Re: "Eating Addiction" rather than "Food Addiction"
Post by: C Dee on October 06, 2014, 09:53:53 AM
 Happy Monday morning.