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Do you have a hard time controlling cravings for food – in particular sweet or processed food? Do you experience lack of control over your eating?

Starting an LCHF diet and eating when hungry reduces food cravings. For a lot of people this is enough to get any issues under control. For others it’s a good start, but not enough. This can be due to an addiction to food.

bittenWe recently published an interview with Bitten Jonsson, RN, about this. She’s been trained in helping people with addictions and she’s got decades of experience doing it. She’s also been battling her own addiction to food to get it under control.

A lot of people loved the interview but also wanted answers to more questions. Bitten Jonsson has now agreed to answer questions from our members (free trial available) every week. Ask your question here:

Ask Bitten Jonsson, RN, About Food Addiction

Here are three of the first questions and answers:

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How to Get Free from Food Addiction

Are you addicted to sweets, chocolate, ice cream, sandwiches or something else? Do you have a hard time controlling your thoughts of these kinds of food? Do you want to free yourself from the addiction? Then watch this video.

I’m interviewing an addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RD. She has decades of experience, first in battling her own addiction and then from treating thousands of patients, primarily with food/sugar addiction.

You can watch the first eight minutes of the interview above.

On the membership pages (free trial one month) there are now two longer interviews of 13 and 19 minutes. There we cover how you can know whether you’re addicted to food/sugar or not (hint: it all revolves around loss of control) as well as more of Bitten Jonsson’s best advice for getting free.

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Sugar Addiction: How It Begins

Can you become addicted to sweet foods… and what are the first signs of a sugar addiction? Find out in this short video.

I’m interviewing a real expert on this important topic, Bitten Jonsson, RN. She has decades of experience, first with battling addiction herself, then of treating thousands of people with addictions.

The full 13 minute interview on sugar addiction is instantly available to members (free trial one month):

What is Sugar Addiction? – The Full Interview

Here’s our members’ feedback on it – as well as more on sugar addiction: Continue Reading →

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“The Sugar Cravings Are Gone Now”

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Would the health care system ever advise an alcoholic to drink alcohol at least six times a day and take pills to suppress the cravings?

No, hardly. But when it comes to eating disorders the standard of care often seems to be just that sick.

I got an email from Carolina Falini, who tells her story of how she became free from her sugar addiction and eating disorder when she did the opposite of what the health care system advised her to do:  Continue Reading →

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ADHD or Too Much Sugar?

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Could unruly kids with ADHD-like problems be hypersensitive to sugar and wheat? Here’s yet another story about what can happen when parents try to exclude such foods:

OK, let’s try this. We’ll skip wheat and sugar. We started at the beginning of the school year. No wheat flour and no sugar (either at school or at home). Three days later we already noticed a significant difference and now, 4 weeks later, we’re not the only ones cheering…

The original story here: ADHD or Too Much Sugar? (Google translated from Swedish)

Many experts have previously dismissed the association between sugar and ADHD. Studies designed to give children small amounts of sugar (up to a pint – half a liter – of soda) have not shown any significant short-term effect. But the effect of long-term use of large amounts of bad carbohydrates is unknown. And there’s a high-quality study that demonstrated a significant improvement from avoiding, among other things, sugar and wheat flour.

There are scientists who believe that ADHD symptoms are similar to withdrawal symptoms from drugs and thus may present because the child is addicted to junk food/sugar. If you remove this food, the problem would soon diminish, which seems to be a common experience among parents and teachers.

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