Hi! I'm Christina, Operations Manager for the Addiction Reset Community. I’ve been in recovery from food addiction since 2011, and an ARC member since 2018. Currently, I’m supporting and validating about 100 people in the very first Addiction Reset Community. Also, I’m encouraging over 14,000 people in the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education. Every day, I get to witness the profound impact that learning the science of food addiction has on ARC Members. Now the people I support know that protecting brain function is the pathway to gaining control of their food. I’ve supported them on video chats week after week as they have joyously witnessed their health improve and worked with them to encourage household members to keep them safe from processed food stimulation.
In my role no two days are the same. In the past, I would have found the uncertainty stressful. However, the way the ARC has been structured gives me peace of mind that I am fully supported and my continuing recovery is of paramount importance. As an ARC manager, I have found a job that works for me and my family. The chats and calls are at set times, but there is flexibility when it comes to completing other tasks.
My biggest reward is the deep satisfaction from watching people regain their lives. It comes from my past helplessness with my own food addiction. Being in a place to pass on what I have learned has strengthened me and given me confidence with my own recovery.
I’m so excited for the ARC Manager Training!
I am in training to become an ARC manager because I have literally tried almost every diet, treatment, and program out there. They all made me feel like I failed when in actuality, they failed me.
I was drowning in the deep blue sea a year ago. I prayed and found the ARC through the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education. Dr. Joan Ifland held out a life preserver to me, I grabbed it and climbed into the ARC of safety. I have been living in peace with myself and food. Food no longer controls me and neither does obsessive thoughts.
I’ve witnessed how Joan has put her heart and soul along with her 24 years of experience with processed food addiction together to form this amazing program, Addiction Reset Community. It is the most comprehensive treatment I've ever seen or been a part of. She is a compassionate, empathetic, kind person who knows exactly what we are struggling with.
The ARC works so well that I want to be a part of helping others in a compassionate and empathetic way. I don’t want others to suffer the way I have. I hope others will come along on this journey with me.
I wanted to share why I joined the ARC Manager training program.
Processed foods and I go way back. Every job I've ever worked has been related to the food industry to include my current business.
When I came into recovery, over time I found that I could no longer go on this way. I am in transition now. I still own that food company, but I am training to become a Food Addiction Recovery Advocate for processed food addiction.
For my next career, I decided, I wanted to help people as I have been helped. I also wanted a job that could help me with my recovery process. I wanted to do all of this while earning a living.