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Food Addiction and Compulsion


Food Addiction and Compulsion For many people, food represents a great way to hang out with friends in a restaurant, try a new recipe or to satisfy a craving. For others food is a compulsion and possibly an addiction. Each month we celebrate the joy of cooking and eating on Charlotte Talks, but this month we look at the dark side of food. We'll meet a woman with a fascinating story about food addiction and two people who work with compulsive eaters every day. It's the monthly food show with an alternative look at how, and why we eat. Guests Ellen Cary - Clinical Dietitian, Center For Disordered Eating at Levine Children's Hospital Dr. Valerie Taylor - Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Program and Director of the Bariatric Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton "Rebecca" - Recovering food addict, member Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Add and read comments Recovering From Food Addiction: A Personal Story "Rebecca" is a recovering food addict and a member of the Charlotte Chapter of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. This is her story. I was 26 years old, 288 pounds, very unhappy and in poor health. My resting heart rate was 160. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without being winded. I could no longer cross my legs without having to hold them in place... [Continue]