From the Introduction of Irene Rubaum-Keller’s Foodaholic:
You are about to embark on a journey through the maze that is food addiction and weight loss. I will take you through the seven stages of getting honest and breaking free from your food addiction, eating issues and weight control problems. In this book I have identified the seven stages one must go through to lose weight, keep it off for good and overcome a food addiction.
Food addiction is real! Eating too much, too many calories, of highly palatable food is an addiction that affects so many of us. Of course we all need to eat to live, but food addiction is different. We can see the results when we look at the health of our country. 66% of Americans are currently overweight. Of that group half fall into the obese category. Obesity puts one at risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain cancers. It can be deadly and yet, we can’t stop eating.