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Food Addiction and a Keto Diet

Now that you know what food addiction is , let's talk about using a ketogenic diet to combat it. Could a Keto Diet Help with Food Addiction? In a word, yes! Food Addicts need to abstain from trigger foods and sugar. Trigger foods are more often than not, processed carbohydrates. What to do you eliminate on a keto diet? Sugar and processed carbohydrates. Is it easy? Not at first. Spend a week or so adjusting to new eating habits and it becomes second nature. You don't have to think about it. Set your macro goals, log everything you eat, and prepare snacks and/or meals in advance whenever possible to avoid making poor choices. But Does It Really Work? Again, yes! I wasn't even thinking about my addiction when I decided to try a keto plan. I lost weight right away and began discovering other benefits of this lifestyle. After about 2-3 weeks, I suddenly realized that I had almost completely lost the desire to overeat. I wasn't hungry and I wasn't thinking about

What is Food Addiction?

A couple years ago, I was at a checkup and my doctor and I were discussing my weight. I've always had a hard time losing weight. I can do it, but it takes a LOT of effort over a long time to make small strides. Putting weight on, however, is as easy as breathing. After my hysterectomy, the struggle got even more intense. "I know what to do," I told her. "I just have a really hard time making myself do it." I would sometimes watch what I ate all day and then have way too much for dinner, continuing to eat even after I felt full. I would eat too much of the things I loved, even though they made me feel awful. I would think about food - what to eat or what not to eat - all the time. Eating often made me feel guilty, especially when I was overdoing it or eating junk. I would sometimes sneak food to avoid judgement, even though no one was judging me except me. All of this caused quite a bit of anxiety. Sometimes it felt like I was powerless to resist eating, whi