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Ten Steps for Beating Food Addiction

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How many times have you vowed, on a Sunday night or Monday morning, to start the week clean and stop eating foods containing sugar or flour, stop eating fried foods or rich dairy products, or drinking alcohol, soda and other caffeinated or sugary beverages? Probably more times than you care to admit. So what happens to

Are you overeating to pump up depleted brain chemicals?

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Do you experience strong cravings for modern "drug" foods artificially concentrated in fat, sugar and salt? Foods like cookies, ice cream, chocolate, pastries, chips and french fries trigger the release of powerful "feel good" chemicals in the brain. Do you feel the need for stimulants like coffee, tea and soda?  Stimulants trigger the release of