Facts About Food Addiction

Ken Donaldson Food Addiction

Food is the #1 Addiction in the U.S.

What most people think when they’re asked about addiction is substance addiction. And that would be primarily drugs and alcohol.

The sad news is that most people don’t consider food to be an addiction and it’s probably the most misused and abused substance today.

In fact, food is America’s #1 drug of choice!

Here are some of the consequences as a result of our relationship with food in the U.S.:

  • Over two-thirds of adults are overweight.
  • Over one-third of adults are obese.
  • Approximately 12.4% of children age 2 to 5 and 17% of children age 6 to 11 were overweight and about 17.6% of adolescents (age 12 to 19) are overweight.
  • Obesity is associated with over 112,000 excess deaths due to cardiovascular disease, over 15,000 excess deaths due to cancer, and over 35,000 excess deaths due to non-cancer, non-cardiovascular disease causes per year, relative to healthy-weight individuals.

People are eating themselves to death! However, like all addiction treatment, there are alternative choices and there are many ways to eat in a balanced, enjoyable and healthy manner.

If you feel like you’re out of control with your eating patterns and you’d like to find healthier ways of eating, then I invite you to call me.

 

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