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Food Addiction, the Problem and the

Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir

The International School For Food Addiction Counseling And Treatment (The INFACT School) brings you the podcast, Food Addiction: The Problem And The Solution which explores the ubiquitous problems of food addiction and presents the solution. The school, founded by director Esther Helga Gudmundsdottir MSc, is the world’s first and only sugar/food addiction counseling training with U.S. and European food addiction counselor certifications.  infactschool.com

Host, Susan Branscome, a recovered food addict, interviews guests who are professionals and counselors focused on the disease of food addiction, as well as individuals who have successfully recovered from food addiction.  

The podcast will resonate with food addicts, those dieting unsuccessfully, those desperate to learn more about food addiction and recover, as well as professionals treating and counseling clients with food addiction and medical practitioners treating patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related illnesses and issues.

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  • Food Addiction Recovery is Available through 12-step

    Food Addiction Recovery is Available through 12-step

    May 29, 2024 • 50:09

    Amy B.’s highest known weight was 265 as she used food for many years to deal with stress, anxiety and life challenges. While there is humor and a comedic lightness in this podcast episode discussion between two food-recovered food addicts, the messages are serious and important in talking about what it was like and…

  • Food Addiction Versus Eating Disorders, What Are the Differences?

    Food Addiction Versus Eating Disorders, What Are the Differences?

    May 31, 2024 • 1:04:16

    These three incredible professionals have not only personally experienced recovery from addiction, but they have made it their life’s work to help others recover from food addiction and eating disorders.  This podcast panel episode is comprised of three well-known experts in the treatment of food addiction and eating disorders, Dr. Marty…

  • No Weight Loss Program Can Beat a Severe Food Addiction

    No Weight Loss Program Can Beat a Severe Food Addiction

    Jun 1, 2024 • 57:33

    Dr. Joan Ifland is a leading authority and expert in highly-processed Food Addiction and wellness recovery and has personal experience with food addiction.  When she realized that her mental and physical health was being negatively affected by the food she was eating, she began to make changes involving eliminating certain foods…

  • Denial of My Food Addiction Caused Me to Live From the Neck Up

    Denial of My Food Addiction Caused Me to Live From the Neck Up

    Jun 1, 2024 • 54:01

    Kristie M., a recovered food addict, has been maintaining a 170-pound weight loss for many years.  Having been a child of obese parents and one parent who abused alcohol, she identifies as being obsessed with food early in her life and dealt with the shame and denial of not being able…

  • I Was an Unhappy Fat Boy, Today I’m a Joyful Thin Man

    I Was an Unhappy Fat Boy, Today I’m a Joyful Thin Man

    Jun 1, 2024 • 53:41

    After losing 130 pounds and gaining it back…twice, on his 34th birthday, Michael Prager had reached 365 pounds.  He was often miserable and isolated and alienated people in his life while feeling the shame of his body size.   After many years of dieting, he finally learned that he has an addictive, biochemical reaction to sugar, flour,…

  • Deception And Persuasion By the Food Industry Contribute To

    Deception And Persuasion By the Food Industry Contribute To

    Jun 1, 2024 • 51:20

    Thirty-four years ago, Dr. Debbie Danowski weighing 328 pounds realized that her life was unmanageable and she decided to enter a food addiction recovery program. Today Dr. Danowski maintains a 170 weight loss through a daily recovery routine. In this podcast, we discuss denial, powerlessness and the negative consequences of…

  • The "Addict Brain" Highjacks Our Brains Like a Computer Virus

    The "Addict Brain" Highjacks Our Brains Like a Computer Virus

    Jun 1, 2024 • 52:37

    In his book, Recovery Mind Training Dr. Paul Earley cites the statistic that addiction is a devastating brain disease affecting over 23 million individuals including their loved ones in the U.S. alone. He says that the single biggest driver around addiction is genetics and that there is a strong genetic link with addiction in families.  Dr. Earley describes how…

  • I Used Food In the Same Ways I Had Used Alcohol and Drugs

    I Used Food In the Same Ways I Had Used Alcohol and Drugs

    Jun 1, 2024 • 48:16

    When an overweight friend had a stroke, Tony W. realized that if he did not address his own weight and food issues, his health would continue to decline. Weighing 464 pounds, he had many obesity-related illnesses including neuropathy in his feet and five hernia surgeries. He grew up in a…

  • Food Was My Friend, My Lover, My Companion

    Food Was My Friend, My Lover, My Companion

    Jun 1, 2024 • 53:27

    Colleen Y. has been recovering from food addiction for over four years having physically released 150 pounds. Like many food addicts, her history involves eating in secret and planning her food binges. She experienced shame and embarrassment about her weight and food use and tried to control her food and weight through diets…

  • A Doctor Told Me I Was Committing Suicide with Food

    A Doctor Told Me I Was Committing Suicide with Food

    Jun 1, 2024 • 51:56

    Once weighing 335 pounds, Lisa K. lost 150 pounds and recovered from her food addiction through treatment and ongoing 12-step work and recovery support. Early in her childhood she had a preoccupation with food and loved the sugar, fat and starch food combination. Growing up in an abusive home she learned not to feel emotions. Later as a teenager…