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Food Addiction

Food Addiction Help with the Thrive Programme Wolverhampton

In almost all cases there is an underlying psychological or emotional cause for food addiction. While food is necessary for health and life, many of us have built an emotional dependence on eating. Because of this dependence, the boundaries between healthy eating and addictive behaviour can become blurred.

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Indeed whether or not a person can truly be addicted to food is a matter of ‘hot debate’.

Overcoming a food addiction is about changing the way you think and your attitude towards food, rather than changing your diet.

The Thrive Programme can help teach you how to cope when times get tough. If something in your life goes wrong or you experience a stressful, upsetting event, we can teach you how to manage your thoughts and emotions without turning to food.

The crux of food addiction is control. We know we need food to maintain strength and energy. It is when we lose control of our intake and eat too much or too little, that a problem can arise. ‘Food addiction’ therefore, may not be so much an addiction to food, but more of an addiction to eating.

Help for Food Addiction

Many people with a food addiction will feel a lack of control around food. Sufferers may berate themselves for their problem. They may hide it from friends and family and let it spiral out of control.

Living with an eating problem can be a difficult, lonely experience, but it is important to understand that you are not alone. Eating problems aren’t just about food – often they are about difficult feelings or situations that you are unable to cope with. For many people, focusing on food can act as a coping mechanism for other life problems.

Food addiction is defined as a compulsive disorder that can, in some circumstances, lead to overeating, low self-esteem and eating disorders. It may be anxiety or stress related and if left untreated, the disorder can break down a person’s self-esteem. Thrive can work to overcome the addiction. It can rebuild the client’s relationship with food by changing the associated behaviours and negative thought patterns. It can enable clients to recognise the problem.

As with overcoming any other form of addiction, the individual must be ready to make a change.

What causes a food addiction?

While there is no known cause of food addiction, there are many factors that should be considered. Some studies suggest addiction is genetic, although environmental and emotional factors are also thought to increase the risk. For some people, an addiction is a way of coping with difficult issues.

This may include stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and unemployment. Therapy aims to identify the triggers and work with the client to overcome the issue using scientifically based tools and techniques. Together, the sufferer and therapist can begin to rebuild their self-esteem and improve well-being.

The Thrive Programme for Food Addiction

The Thrive Programme is unsurpassed at helping people with ‘problems’ identify and then change their limiting belief systems.

This multi-session course utilises the very latest findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience research to help a person to understand how a limiting belief may be formed in the first place, through either ‘learned social behaviours’ or by the accumulation of ‘evidence’ based experiences that provide the robust foundations of those belief systems.

Remarkably, it turns out that what we consider to be the ‘truth’ about the ‘way the world works’ amounts to nothing more than what we ‘believe’ to be true rather than what actually is!

The Thrive Programme for Food Addiction will help you to gain a greater level of understanding behind the reasons why you believe this particular Addiction is a problem that you cannot solve on your own and then go on to help you do exactly that!

A Free Consultation with Paul

In all the years that I have been helping people to overcome problems such as Food Addiction I have never found a more effective ‘method’ of achieving this than the Thrive Programme.

Why not get in touch and arrange to come along to my office for a completely free chat about how Thrive could help YOU to change YOUR life.

NO HIGH PRESSURE TACTICS – NO OBLIGATION – It might be the best decision you ever made!

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Don't hesitate to get in touch with me to find out how Thrive could help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. I offer ALL prospective clients a FREE initial chat to discuss all the options.

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