The term "food addiction" describes a compulsive drive to eat specific types of foods, even when one is not hungry. It has a significant impact on one's physical and emotional health. This addiction leads one to lose control over eating habits and continue excess consumption of food without worrying about the health consequences.
Listen to this podcast by Dr. Bunmi Aboaba who discusses the concept of food addiction in detail and tells us how it impacts one's overall health.
About the Speaker
Make sure you are sleeping right, or else your stress level goes up. That makes you want to eat more and eat the wrong things. - Dr. Bunmi Aboaba
Dr. Bunmi Aboaba is an internationally renowned Food Addiction coach who developed the first Certified Food Addiction Certification aimed at supporting and educating nutritionists, personal trainers, dieticians, and clinicians in person-centered approaches to wholistic food addiction counselling to help their clients achieve long-lasting and effective results.
She's helped hundreds of clients achieve healthy relationships with food to meet their unique long-term health goals. Dr. Bunmi’s work covers the full spectrum of disordered eating, including overeating, compulsive eating, emotional eating, addicted eating, and other associated patterns.
Her holistic approach to healing and weight loss has been invaluable to those clients who have really struggled to initially lose weight and then maintain healthy and stable eating patterns.
Dr. Bunmi’s Certification equips professionals with the skills required to identify and manage Food Addiction in partnership with their clients.
Connect with her on LinkedIn.
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(01:10) Can you tell us about your journey in the field of wellness?
(07:35) What is food addiction, and what are some common signs and symptoms that suggest someone may be struggling with it?
(11:38) What commonly triggers food addiction, and how can individuals identify and avoid them to manage their cravings and maintain a healthy relationship with food?
(13:17) Can too much salt or sugar in diet lead to food addiction?
(14:50) Are there any evidence-based treatments or strategies that can be used to overcome food addiction, such as therapy, support groups, or lifestyle changes?
(28:09) What are some potential long-term consequences if left untreated?
(32:13) How can employers create a supportive and inclusive workplace environment that promotes healthy eating habits and helps employees manage their food addiction?
(39:10) Would you like to suggest any valuable tips to our listeners?