FACT: If you are struggling with obesity, there is a fifty per cent chance you are addicted to food.
Food addiction is the compulsive pursuit of a mood change, by binge eating.
If you are suffering from food addiction, you will frequently and repeatedly eat and, whenever you have any kind of problem or things get difficult for you, food will be used to try to change your feelings around it. Even if you’re aware of the negative outcome and the physical and psychological damage it can cause, you are unable to stop the vicious cycle you are in. That is because food addiction is a chronic and progressive illness, which, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal.
Craving Freedom: The R4 method to overcoming Food Addiction is the book for people who feel they may well have a food addiction, for those who have tried to address their problems before, for those who feel it’s impossible to change, for people feeling trapped and, most importantly, for people who want to heal, recover and get their life back.
The book explains how to beat food addiction, using the R4 method. This is a simple and effective system that helps a person to overcome food addiction, over-eating, stress eating and cravings. It is the missing puzzle to overcoming self-sabotage with eating so that people can achieve their health, fitness or weight loss goals and maintain them.
The book contains easy to understand science behind why people struggle with non-hunger eating and methods to overcome struggles, plus science-based holistic practices and strength-based solutions, that are delivered with kindness, compassion and care.
In 2003, the World Health Organisation declared obesity a global epidemic. However, we are still currently fighting for food addiction to be classified as a mental disorder. It is time for the world to recognise binge eating as a disease so that those suffering get the kind of help and support that it is given to those with other addictions, such as alcoholism.
Craving Freedom: The R4 method to overcoming Food Addiction is published by Conquer Press and available on Amazon and from all good bookshops.
Dr Bunmi is also author of The Business of You: A Simple System of Self Care for The Burnt Out Female Entrepreneur and co-author of High Vibe.
ABOUT DR BUNMI ABOABA
Dr Bunmi Aboaba is a Food Addiction Coach and leading authority on food addiction, helping clients achieve a healthy relationship with food to meet long-term health goals. Dr Bunmi’s work covers the full spectrum of disordered eating, including overeating, compulsive eating, emotional eating, and other associated patterns. Dr Bunmi is creator of the R4 Method, a Food Addiction Certification to support nutritionists, nurses, teachers, health and fitness professionals, dieticians and medical clinicians to help their clients achieve long-lasting results. Dr Bunmi will be running 7-day self-care retreats for clients suffering from food addiction in 2022, and is author of Craving Freedom, a new book for those wanting to build a healthy relationship with food (published 1st Dec).