Eating nutritious and being healthy is downright difficult for some people. The inclination to eat food even when not hungry, to having a guilty feeling after having eaten or just eating in privacy; those could be signs of a struggling experience towards food addiction.

The problem of obesity is very prevalent around us today. While it can caused by many factors, the prime one is food addiction. Food is an essential part of every human and because it helps us survive, it is tough to escape it.

But help is just round the corner! The Alpha Healing Center’s efficient and state-of-art treatment can liberate a user from food addiction and reclaim a healthy connection with eating.

Causes of food addiction

A malfunction in the brain’s reward circuitry is the reason for food addiction. It can be categorized by the need to over-consume certain food in spite of negative effects (over-eating). It can similarly contain habits of binging and purging (bulimia).

Most users struggle with foods that are fatty, sugary and ‘junk’ food. The similarities between food and addictions to drug and alcohol are the same, it activates the brain’s pleasure center creating a parallel reaction. An enjoyable emotion is caused by dopamine flooding the brain, it is this feeling that gets people addicted regardless of being hungry.

 

 

Signs and symptoms of food addiction include:

  • Lack of control to stop eating a specific type of food, once started
  • Compulsive overeating
  • Obsession with food thoughts
  • Making an extra effort to obtain desired food
  • Increased acceptance to certain food and the urge to eat more to feel satisfied

Concerns of Compulsive Eating

Food addiction does create a personal impact on an individual life.The consequences that are faced are as follows:

  • High cholesterol
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Bone deterioration
  • Cancer

 

The Social and Emotional Significances of Food Addiction are:

  • Feelings of guilt, embarrassment, hopelessness and depression
  • Avoiding social circumstances that include food and seclusion from others
  • Reduced performance at work or school due to behavior concerning food
  • Absence of enjoyment in life, in some conditions leading to suicidal thoughts

Seek Help! Overcome Addiction to Food


There are two chief options for food addiction treatment are outpatient and inpatient/residential centers. Suitably, these days there are efficient and confidential treatment preferences available.

People who cannot relieve from their daily commitments have the opportunity to opt for an outpatient treatment while scheduling therapy into their routine. Whereas inpatient recovery setting is held at the residential facility center where clients have access to all the facilities and 24/7 care. At an inpatient treatment center, you are away from the triggers and can completely focus on recovery.

The Alpha Healing Center: Efficient and Confidential Food Addiction Treatment

Every individual who is seeking for help with food addiction, search no further as The Alpha Healing Center offers the best inpatient program. It has the expertise and state-of-art processes for treating bulimia and overeating. The Alpha Healing Center has the methodology of Recovery Zones and a high completion rate of 96%.

The team of certified counsellors and trained clinical professionals help create a treatment plan exclusively personalized to your needs. With collective methods of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the 12 Steps and mindfulness, they provide you the structure to lead a healthy lifestyle free from addiction.

An on-site diet nutritionist will guide through ways of consuming proper and health foods and help in selection and preparation of healthy meals. The treatment is joined with an exercise program that not only focuses on weight loss but also on fitness. In additional, yoga, qigong and reiki also assist in the recovery process.


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