I Never Imagined How Free Life Could Be

I Never Imagined How Free Life Could Be

How Free Life Could Be: Sonja B Recovery Story

Sonja B. has been abstinent and sober from sugar, wheat, processed foods and compulsive food behaviors including volume eating, and nighttime binges, having maintained a 100-pound weight release for 18 years after hitting bottom in 2005.

In retrospect, Sonja had early evidence that she used food differently than others as a child and teenager. She carried 75 pounds of extra weight in high school. At the age of 20, Sonja went into treatment for alcohol addiction and became sober. However, Sonja's use of food continued after becoming sober. She realized she was using food in the same way she used alcohol, as a substance which triggered a dopamine response in her brain leading to substance addiction.

Sonja's message to fellow suffering food addicts, "Life can be different, and we do not need to use food to escape. We need not be imprisoned by our addiction and compulsive behaviors with food."

In recovery from food addiction, Sonja works a 12-step program through planning meals, committing her food to someone, and writing. She deals with life situations by using spiritual and emotional support as she talks daily with others who share her disease. What an inspiring story of recovery from food addiction!

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About The INFACT School
The International School for Food Addiction Counseling and Treatment (INFACT School) is the world's first and only food addiction counseling training, resulting in professional certification from an accredited certification body. Graduates qualify to receive a Certified Food Addiction Professional (CFAP) certificate from the European Certification Board and a CFAP from the The Addiction Professionals Certification Board. Registration is open for the September, 2023 term

About Susan Branscome
The podcast host, Susan Branscome, is the creator and host of LeadingShe, a podcast where women leaders use their voices, wisdom and experiences to help elevate and inspire other women. A 40-year career in which Susan succeeded in the male-dominated commercial real estate industry and owned her own company, prepared her for the task of interviewing these courageous women, sharing stories and ideas of her own. 

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