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Have A Client or Patient Who Is A Food Addict?

Updated: May 15




Do You Have A Client or Patient Who Is A Food Addict?



These are some examples that could indicate addiction to food:

  1. Failure to fulfill significant role obligations, such as

    1. leaving an infant or young child at home alone to go out and seek food;

    2. having to quit a job due to eating all day;

  2. Craving; physical and psychological;

  3. Physically hazardous conditions; eating out of the trash or bingeing on spoiled or uncooked food.

  4. Social or interpersonal problems; stopped connections with friends/relatives


When a person struggles with food addiction, there is significant impulsivity and compulsivity.


For example, having difficulty thinking through long-term decisions. Once focused on a thought, it becomes obsessive and intrusive, and they can only think about food.


Treatment protocols for food addicts are different from those designed for eating disorders.


At the International School for Food Addiction Counseling And Treatment (INFACT) School, we train counselors and medical professionals in therapeutic protocols to treat food addicts successfully.




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