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What is Behind Food Addiction


What is Behind Food Addiction

In this episode of the Recovered Life Show, host Damon Frank interviews Dawn Elliott Kendall, a holistic psychotherapist and certified internal family system practitioner, about her personal experiences with food addiction and her journey to recovery. They discuss the emotional and psychological aspects of food addiction, the challenges it presents, and the importance of connection and support in overcoming it.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Food addiction is often driven by underlying emotional issues and feelings of disconnection.
  2. Disordered eating can be a way for people to distract themselves from dealing with deeper issues.
  3. High achievers are not immune to addiction; in fact, many people who struggle with addiction tend to be driven, focused, and self-critical.
  4. Acknowledging and addressing the problem is the first step toward recovery.

Resources Mentioned:


  1. What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
    Anorexia involves restricting food intake and can lead to starvation, while bulimia involves over-consuming food and then purging it through vomiting, over-exercising, or taking laxatives.
  2. How can someone begin to address their food addiction?
    The first step is acknowledging the problem and seeking help through therapy, support groups, or discussing the issue with a trusted friend or medical professional.

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