By Debbie Danowski Ph.D.
At age 23, Debbie Danowski used to be imprisoned via meals habit. Years of stuffing her emotions via never-ending amounts of ice cream, potato chips, sweet, and burgers left Danowski feeling remoted, insufficient, misleading, and unlovable. Liberation got here purely after Danowski enrolled in a six-week inpatient remedy application for nutrition dependancy. There, as she realized approximately her physiological dependancy to sugar and flour, Danowski got here to acknowledge her deeper, unmet cravings for romance and self-acceptance.With honesty, uncooked emotion, or even a little bit humor, Danowski bargains an enticing first-person account of her remedy event. the result's an inspirational and informative publication that provides wish to thousands of people that be afflicted by foodstuff dependancy. Key positive aspects and merits sequel to Danowski's best-selling Why cannot I cease consuming? first-ever firsthand account of nutrients habit therapy heart emotions and tales defined will validate readers' reviews Debbie Danowski, Ph.D., a convalescing nutrition addict who has maintained a weight-loss of one hundred fifty kilos for greater than 10 years, is an assistant professor of English at Sacred center college in Connecticut. A nationally well known speaker on concerns regarding meals habit, she is the writer of Why cannot I cease consuming? Danowski is living in Shelton, Connecticut.
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They were out of control. Their lives were so messed up. I wasn’t like them, so why was I here? Except for this weight thing, my life was fine, not like these people’s. Thankfully, when the session was over, I was told not to go into family group because the doctor was ready to give me a physical. I was never so happy in my life to see a doctor. I hate going to a doctor, but this was ten times better than the alternative. Who knew what they did in family group. With a nurse standing by, the male doctor listened to my heart, examined my breasts, pushed on my stomach, and took my blood pressure.
Now the questions. First up, I have to read the first four pages on Step 1 in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions from Alcoholics Anonymous and change all references to alcohol and alcoholism to food and food addiction. ” For the most part, these pages discuss the same idea I’ve been hearing around here: I am powerless over food once I take the first bite, just as an alcoholic can’t stop drinking after the first drink. Now, I have to describe how I felt completely defeated and list what I surrendered to be ready to take this First Step.
I have noticed, though, that my memory has already improved in the few days that I haven’t eaten sugar, flour, or caffeine. They say here that food addicts are physically addicted to sugar, flour, and caffeine in the same way alcoholics are to alcohol. I’m not sure I buy it, but I certainly do feel better. My mind seems clearer and I have a lot more energy. And, in all honesty, I don’t crave food, but that’s probably because I don’t have much time to think about it with this hectic schedule. It seems I’m lucky.