Food addiction - podcast episode

Insert Fitness
on 9/12/17 3:30 am

hi everyone, a CBC show did an episode exploring food addiction. It's not very in depth, but I wanted to share it. There's a lot of back and forth over whether food can be addictive, or not.

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I get that there is a medical definition of addictive substance that food might not meet.

But there is zero doubt in my mind that I have addictive tendencies to certain foods.

And why the "everything in moderation" mantra doesn't work for me.

There are just some things I know I can't have "just one" of.

In the podcast, they mentioned the Yale food addiction scale. I just tried answering it as I would have, pre op and I was pretty much daily on every question.

Just wanted to share, as it never occurred to me until I was serious about surgery to look at my weight problem as a medical condition, rather than a moral failing. Obviously, not everyone is a food addict, just like not everyone has binge eating disorder, a metabolic condition, etc.

RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10

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SkinnyScientist
on 9/12/17 4:52 am

Thank you for posting this! Will listen today!

"But there is zero doubt in my mind that I have addictive tendencies to certain foods."

-You aren't alone, jus****ch me get near cheetos, fritos, doritos, baked potato with sour cream, butter and pepper maybe bacon on it too, sushi, white rice with pesto, risotto, mac and cheese, crackers (especially the onion flavored ones), wheat thins and I can go on and on. Even yogurt!!!

Basically I have to limit myself to the perimeter of the grocery store. I dont want the candy, I want all that other weird ****junk food that mascarades as "real food" and gives me a false sense of "eating well" and righteousness.

So-I do believe in addiction. I have NEVER binged on hard boiled eggs, I have had the urge to throw down 2 snack sized/vending machine bags of cheetos...and that little bag is FOUR SERVINGS.

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

peachpie
on 9/12/17 5:26 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

Yeah, 'everything in moderation' is sheepishly deceptive. Hell you can shoot heroin 'in moderation'-- doesn't make it any less deadly though. 'Functional addict' is the term I believe.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:187 Current Weight: 193

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 9/12/17 5:55 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Excellent point!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL!

Gina 15 Yrs and
Counting

on 9/12/17 6:00 am - Burleson , TX

I totally agree, with you. There are certain things I CANNOT leave alone, if they are available to me. PERIOD.

People talk about not being trusted with a jar of peanut butter. I have thrown away FULL jars, of PB *gasp*, because it got old and weird smelling...PB not my thing...I won't NAME my "things", since it may trigger an "attack", for others...and ME...but there are things I absolutely would walk thru fire, for, and wouldn't stop until ALL of it was GONE GONE GONE...then I would feel guilty/ugly/fat/stupid/weak

THANK YOU, for sharing this

Dr. Connie Stapleton speaks on this, a lot. She is one of my favorite peeps, in the universe

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:158

The answers are not in the bottom of the Fritos bag

Au_Contraire
on 9/12/17 6:33 am

Sorry, you are right, I should have thought of that and not mentioned my frozen nemesis...surely don't want to make it harder on anyone.

Gina 15 Yrs and
Counting

on 9/12/17 7:03 am - Burleson , TX

NO worries! I have never OD'ed on mayo...Now, that frozen poison, on the hand...hand it over

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:158

The answers are not in the bottom of the Fritos bag

SkinnyScientist
on 9/12/17 6:56 am

".I won't NAME my "things", since it may trigger an "attack", for others...and ME.."

-This is an excellent point. When I listed my THINGS I did not stop to think they could trigger an attack in others.

Thank you for pointing this out.

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

Gina 15 Yrs and
Counting

on 9/12/17 7:04 am - Burleson , TX

No problem. I promise I have never binged, on sushi.,. Yuck :)

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:158

The answers are not in the bottom of the Fritos bag

Erin T.
on 9/12/17 7:17 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I've refused to add PB back because I'm convinced that if I do someone will find me in a closet with a spatula and the jar.

VSG: 1/17/17

HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 136.1 GW: 145

Goal Reached 7/31/17!!!

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6

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