Bitten Jonsson, RN


Bitten Jonsson, RN, is an expert on food addiction (where sugar and other processed carbohydrates are often the biggest problems). She has done her training in USA and is a member of the Food Addiction Institute in Florida.

She has decades of experience in treating patients with these common problems and has developed a Holistic Treatment Program for food addicts in which she is offering education for professionals, both in Sweden and online. She has also developed an instrument in which a client will know for sure if they’re only suffering from harmful use or an addiction. It is important to know because treatment is different for those conditions.

She is a food addict in recovery since 1993 when she got help in the USA after struggling and managing to get her own food addiction under control for many years. If you suspect you have a severe problem with certain foods, take a minute to answer this screening questionnaire.

Bitten Jonsson answers Q&A about food addiction at Diet Doctor. See a list of her Q&A posts below.

Food addiction workshop

Bitten will hold a 4-day intensive food addiction workshop in Bristol, UK, with Dr. Jen Unwin on the May 11-14, 2021. If you want to read more about it, check out this PDF.


Bitten Jonsson has a website You can also find her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Sugar addiction video course

What is sugar addiction? – Bitten Jonsson


You can watch our two-part interview with her about how to know if you are addicted to food/sugar – and how to free yourself, if you are.

Q&A posts

'My self-confidence has increased ... I now participate in life'
"Why am I not losing weight on keto?"
How do you identify trigger foods?
Should sugar addicts avoid coffee, fruit, and fasting?
"Why doesn't keto fully manage my sugar addiction?"
Am I a harmful user or a full-fledged food addict?
"LCHF no longer seems to be working for me. What to do?"
Is a low-carb diet for life?
Can I drink any alcohol as a sugar addict?
"What foods will create that feeling of being full?"
"Will I never eat certain foods again?"
How to say no to triggers
"Will I get angry easily if I skip carbs?"
"How do I deal with emotional eating?"
"How do I stop myself from binge eating?"
"Can I have cheat days on keto?"
"How do I stop when full?"
Is it okay for a sugar addict to drink diet sodas?
How do you prevent kids from becoming food addicts?
Can you just stop eating carbs and drinking alcohol from one day to another?
"What to do if I'm addicted to eating fat?"
What if I'm overeating on healthy foods?
Are longer fasts a good idea if you are addicted to food?
Help – I cannot get out of the habit of overeating!
"Help! I'm never satisfied"
Can a ketogenic diet serve as an Overeaters Anonymous food plan?
"So addicted to carbs. Help!"
"Do I challenge my daughter's addiction or ignore it?"
Should you fast if you are addicted to sugar?
What can you do about severe food cravings?
How do you handle not-so helpful friends?
Is there any real evidence that diet drinks are bad for you – or is it all just opinion?
No sweets of any kind, ever?
Can unstable blood sugar lead to sugar binges?
What sweetener should you use instead of sugar?
Ask our expert about food addiction
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Potential conflicts of interest

Updated August 9, 2019.

Bitten Jonsson has a contract agreement with to answer questions regarding sugar addiction on Ask the experts section. Like every coworker, she also gets the option to become a co-owner in the Diet Doctor company.

Jonsson receives money from sales of her books, Sockerbomben 3.0 and Sockerfria kokboken (in Swedish).

She is the owner of Bittens Addiction (, a consulting service that provides online and in-person training and education about all aspects of sugar addiction and its treatment for professionals where the food recommended is LCHF/keto.

Jonsson has been on an LCHF/keto diet for many years.


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