There are many eating disorders out there today, such as binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, compulsive dieting, and compulsive overeating. These disorders also affect the same areas of the brain that drug addiction would; proving how dangerous and powerful they can be. The same neurotransmitters are involved, and many of the symptoms are identical. Processed junk foods already have a powerful effect on the reward centers of the brain, so if these kinds of foods are being abused, the effects on your brain are going to be even more powerful. These effects are caused by brain neurotransmitters like dopamine. The most problematic foods include typical junk foods such as fried foods, candy, soda, etc.
One of the most important elements of effective weight loss is understanding the “why.” Why do you eat, overeat, or diet? When do you overeat? How does eating make you feel? Our trained therapists are experts at helping you discover the “why” behind overeating and thereby enable you to address the causes – not just the symptoms. Overeating, food addiction, compulsive dieting, and more serious eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, are often the result of the “why” never being addressed.
It is important to emphasize that eating disorders are not caused by a lack of willpower. We understand that food dependency is an extremely hard cycle to break due to the dopamine signals that affect the biochemistry of the brain. In other words, the act of eating can become a dysfunctional coping mechanism, a self-defeating source of comfort, or even a form of self-medication. At Eating Dependency, we empower you to identify and address the reasons behind overeating, unattained weight loss, and eating disorders.
Our specialized treatments will enable you to achieve your goals and live your ideal lifestyle. We are here to empower your attainment of a healthier happier lifestyle and to provide you the right tools to gain control over an eating disorder.