Are you struggling with food addiction?
If you are struggling with an addiction to food or behaviours that don’t serve your best interests then seeing a CBT Therapist can help you with your addiction.
What is food addiction?
Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.
For those with an addiction to food, consumption can trigger chemical reactions in the brain that induce feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.
As the food addict continues to gorge upon foods that induce pleasurable feelings, they often overindulge and eat beyond what is required for satiety and normal nutrition.
When to seek treatment
Are you looking for a therapist?
What you need to know
You should be offered about 16 weekly sessions over 4 months, each one lasting about 90 minutes for a group session and 60 minutes for an individual session.
CBT involves talking to a therapist, who will help you explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that could be contributing to your eating disorder.
They will help you:
PLAN out the meals and snacks you should have during the day, to help you adopt regular eating habits
WORK out what is triggering your binge eating
CHANGE and manage negative feelings about your body
STICK to your new eating habits so you do not relapse into binge eating
You should not try to diet while you're having treatment because this can make it more difficult to stop binge eating.