|Home||About||WTF?!?!?!||Program Overview||Our Partners||Donate||High Voltage||Blog||Members Only||Press|
“Trigger Food” Addiction?
I know that the word “addiction” can be a scary word that makes people freak. But whatever you do, listen up and give me chance to explain.
“Food addiction” does not mean being addicted to ALL food! It means someone is physically addicted to certain “Trigger Foods” that cause them to overeat. It’s usually foods that contain FLOUR, SUGAR and SALT, and eating even a tiny morsel of them triggers an uncontrollable, real-life craving for more…more…more... The cycle is caused by something that is actually in those foods, and how that something reacts with your body chemistry.
Being a trigger food addict IS NOT a matter of being overweight, and it is NOT ABOUT LACK OF WILLPOWER or discipline. You can be stick-thin-anorexic, or bulimic (like I was), or a trigger food addict who’s 50, 60 or 100 pounds overweight. It’s all the same!
I want you to take a moment and review the Trigger Food Addict’s Checklist. Did you answer “True” to any of the questions? If so, you might have addictive tendencies to flour, sugar or salt: the three Trigger Foods.
Know for certain that food addictions are REAL and people who are prone to them are susceptible to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia (to help them control their addiction). If you have a food addiction, you can’t “do things in moderation” or have “a little bit” of this and “a little bit” of that. I KNOW because I have tried to, over and over again. The good news is that I don’t even want those foods anymore – and YOU CAN CHANGE WHAT YOU WANT TOO! That’s why the Energy Up! Program is called the Addiction Model.
Being a trigger food addict doesn’t mean that you’re always out of control or stuffing yourself. It does mean that you need to KNOW WHAT SETS YOU OFF AND AVOID IT! Forget about just one bite! One-bite will never be enough and a thousand bites will never be too much. It’s out of your control, just like alcoholism or drug addiction. The Trigger Foods and Food Labels sections will help you identify what sets you off and how to avoid it!