Orlando Addictions Counseling at Life Counseling Solutions knows the five basics of human need: Food, water, shelter, transportation and security. Although it may be uncomfortable, inconvenient and potentially unsafe for some people without proper shelter, transportation and security, we cannot survive if we do not have adequate food and water. For most of us the basic need of food and water is met. But for some, food has become an obsession that prevents them from living productive and fulfilling lives.
Food addiction, or the obsession with food to maintain or lose weight, occurs among men and women of all ages all over the world. Over consuming (binging) and under consuming food, purging meals, hiding or eating food in private, and meticulously monitoring food intake are all examples of food addiction and are often the result of the ongoing pursuit of reward or inability to satisfy a craving. And just like any other addiction, food addiction is subject to periods of remission and relapse throughout one’s lifetime. Orlando Addictions Counseling at Life Counseling Solutions knows if it is left untreated, an addiction to food can lead to many social, psychological and biological concerns, and even death.
If you or a loved one are affected by the inability to control your behavior around food, you may benefit from talking to someone who can help you cope with your behavior and learn tools to control and overcome your addiction to food. In some cases, a multi-disciplinary approach that includes the expertise of a nutritionist may be necessary to help you return to a state of good health and mental well-being.
Orlando Addictions Counseling at Life Counseling Solutions is here to help you achieve optimum mental health and well being. Please call us today at 407-622-1770 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a consultation with one of our Licensed Mental Health Counselors and get started on a new life free of the chains of food addiction!