Ask the Expert: “I never considered that I might be an addict. I don’t do drugs or drink, but I find that when I am stressed or upset I eat. I eat A LOT of food. Pizza, pasta, cake. I don’t throw up or anything like that so I know I don’t have an eating disorder but I feel so bad and guilty the next day. Is this normal?” Gina S., Dallas Texas
Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach says: “Gina you are using food as means to numb the pain of stress. A drug addict uses drugs, an alcohol uses alcohol and a food addict uses food to stuff and numb the problems and emotions that they do not want to feel. You need a good food addictions coach. Someone to help you understand the emotional and physical sides of eating and how the brain uses food and the body breaks it down into chemicals that mimic drugs. You are addicted to the chemical and the emotional side.
At The Addictions Coach we can help you with your food addiction. We can help you break the cycle of emotional stuffing and the physical chemical breakdown. You will experience some withdrawal symptoms but with some supplements and a more balanced diet we can assist you with the symptoms.
We also offer Food Addictions Coaching Certification at www.theaddictionsacademy.com for those professionals that want to learn more about the addictive side of food and how it can be broken. Call us at 1.800.706.0318