Join us February 6-7, 2020 to become a Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach, if you are passionate about helping others steer clear of this overlooked transfer addiction!
You may be familiar with the addiction and recovery related word called “transferring”. Transferring is when we trade one addiction for another addiction. Some trade a heroin addiction for a cocaine addiction. Some trade a meth addiction for a sex addiction, etc. There is one transfer that gets overlooked a majority of the time, and that is when we transfer a drug addiction for a food addiction, or primarily a junk food addiction. I’m not quite sure why this transfer of unhealthy and deadly addictions gets overlooked as much as it does. Maybe it’s because food is obviously a legal substance and it’s a substance that is needed to survive. And when you combine these two circumstances it makes it easy for us as a society to overlook the addiction of food and junk food. Let’s look at some of the reasons why junk food can be, and is so addictive.
Eating unhealthy foods can be just as deadly as heroin, cocaine, meth or any deadly illegal substance. Let’s face it, most unhealthy foods are used as feel good foods to numb the same pain that we numb with illegal substances. Not to mention the fact that junk foods can lead to poor health, which in turn, can have the same devastating consequences on our bodies as drug addiction can. So here are a few reasons that junk food is an addiction that a lot of drug addicts transfer over to once they seem to have their actual drug addiction under control.