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Overcoming Food & Sugar Addiction

Is it possible to overcome Food Addiction?

At the heart of recovery is self-acceptance.

That is, guiding your client/patient in truly knowing their worth, adequacy, deservedness, belonging, and lovableness as a human being.

Willingness is another critical component.

That is, the willingness to experience (and cope effectively with) painful feelings in service of a bigger life.

At the INFACT School, we provide proven therapeutic techniques to guide your client/patient in living a happy, productive life free from the obsession with food.

Our approach to food addiction counseling training is

  • to teach you how to guide your client/patient in discovering the root of the issue,
  • help balance what is out of balance, and
  • focus on strategies to regain power and feel in charge.

The goal is to enjoy foods without feeling addicted or out of control.

In reality, there is not one cause for food addiction, nor is there one solution.

A combination of factors is more likely to help your client/patient overcome food addiction:

  • increasing pleasure
  • identifying physical, mental, and emotional triggers and underlying needs
  • coping with emotions
  • reducing and responding effectively to stress
  • mindfulness vs. numbing or distracting
  • compassion vs. judgment and fear
  • increasing confidence and trust in self
  • balanced eating behaviours vs. restrict-binge behaviours
  • reducing black-and-white thinking
  • learning to set healthy boundaries
  • balancing hormones, blood sugar, and vitamin/nutrient deficiencies

Participate in the INFACT Treatment I and II Practicums to get a first hand experience of recovery from food addiction in a treatment setting with trained professionals and students in training for Certification as Food Addiction Professionals.