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Hidden in Plain Sight: Food Addiction Reset - Issue 47

I Brought no Processed Foods in the House

The members of the ARC were kind enough one day to share with me what they did during the holidays to keep themselves from lapsing.  We asked the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education, to answer a poll with the most common techniques used to keep control over food through the holidays.  Here are the top four answers.

Number 4.  I didn't bring processed foods into my house.

This is a brilliant strategy for any time of the year, but it's especially valuable during high-risk times.  High-risk times are those times when food and stress stimulation increases.  High-risk periods can happen any time of the year.  So it's great to know how to get ready for them.

Not bringing processed foods into the house is a lot like not permitting smoking in the house.  People say, but smoking creates second-hand smoke that's dangerous.  Processed foods don't do that."

Well, processed foods do something much worse....

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