Unhooked Eating

Unhooked Eating Unhooked Eating is dedicated to helping people recover from food addiction. Reach your ideal weight and gain freedom from food addiction.

We provide food addiction education, individualized healthy food plans and strategies to rewire the brain.

Please join me tomorrow night Wednesday Sept. 6th at 6:30pm EST on ZOOM at the SWEET SOBRIETY OPEN HOUSE where I will be...
09/06/2023

Please join me tomorrow night Wednesday Sept. 6th at 6:30pm EST on ZOOM at the SWEET SOBRIETY OPEN HOUSE where I will be speaking about
NEURO-NUTRITION.

Learn about the connection between
BRAIN HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH & NUTRITION.
Which foods help support recovery from food addiction and which foods keep the addict brain alive and craving?
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Everything you need to know about food addiction is coming to Toronto- in person!! If you have ever wondered if you migh...
08/18/2023

Everything you need to know about food addiction is coming to Toronto- in person!! If you have ever wondered if you might be addicted to certain foods or you just want to learn more about how to eat for health and longevity- you don’t want to miss this event! Oct 21-24, 2023. Sign up for 1 day or all 4. So many experts. Discover the science behind food addiction.

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08/18/2023

The sales page for the 2023 Sweet Sobriety Meet-Up! All 4 days are included in one price!

Do you really WANT to change the way you eat? SO then why can't you JUST DO IT? ......because our brains have been hijac...
07/14/2023

Do you really WANT to change the way you eat? SO then why can't you JUST DO IT? ......because our brains have been hijacked. Our food environment is one of nutrient deficient foods that act JUST LIKE drugs in our body. It's not your fault. To CHANGE the way you eat, you have to change your brain. It's the only way to a long term change. Text me @416-450-2791 or email me: [email protected] for a free consultation to see if Unhooked Eating may be able to help you finally reach your goals.

01/13/2023
Please join today at 3pm EST for a food addiction recovery support meeting.Topic: Turning Knowledge into Transformationu...
11/29/2022

Please join today at 3pm EST for a food addiction recovery support meeting.
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Firstly, there are some foods that are chemically addictive. They are actually made that way intentionally. Sometimes ma...
09/20/2022

Firstly, there are some foods that are chemically addictive. They are actually made that way intentionally. Sometimes making it almost impossible to control intake.
Secondly, there is a difference between knowledge (knowing what to eat) and applying it into your life.
If you get information that is meant to transform, for example: change your health, if you don't activate it, assimilate it, practise it, condition your brain, build new neuroconnections,-you get my drift?- you will lose it and it will be just another short lived, temporary diet.
Knowledge can be power, if you know how to use it.
Learn how to transform your health and get unhooked.
It's work but it's not complicated.
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If we create our goals around staying healthy instead of treating diseases after we get sick, we will give ourselves a b...
06/09/2022

If we create our goals around staying healthy instead of treating diseases after we get sick, we will give ourselves a better chance at living a longer life, a life that is:
more mobile
more fun
more active
more energetic
as we age.
Nutrition can take you there. Get rid of the foods that are holding you back.
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When you start the day with a savoury breakfast and skip (or reduce) the starchy carbohydrates like bread, pastries, cer...
05/23/2022

When you start the day with a savoury breakfast and skip (or reduce) the starchy carbohydrates like bread, pastries, cereal and even oatmeal, you avoid that morning glucose spike. This leaves blood sugar more balanced, helping diminish cravings throughout the day. Try these delicious savoury egg muffins for any meal.

EGG MUFFINS

1. Mix in one bowl:
2. 6 eggs (don't leave out the yolk -it has all the nutrients)
3. 1/4 cup macadamia nut milk or any milk
4. 2-3 TBSP sour cream
5. 1 TBSP butter
6. 1 Tsp. salt
7. Pepper & garlic powder
8. Chopped veggies- I used spinach and onion in these.
9. *Shredded cheese or any kind for the top.

Pour into muffin cups. (I like the silicone ones because the muffins pop out easily and no need to grease anything).
Add a bit of shredded cheese on top.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Makes 9 muffins
Enjoy!

Are you having trouble with moderation? "Everything in moderation"  is one of my least favourite sayings. I hated hearin...
05/06/2022

Are you having trouble with moderation? "Everything in moderation" is one of my least favourite sayings. I hated hearing it because I couldn't eat that way and many of us can't. Eating certain foods occasionally or in moderation keeps the cravings ALIVE and makes being free of cravings soooooo much harder or even impossible.
Moderation may be the ultimate goal, the 80-20 rule, weekend cheats and it may even be an ideal way to stay healthy and keep your weight stable. BUT, is it working for you? If not, find out why. Get unhooked. Unhookedeating.com




Happy Tuesday! Just a reminder to slow down and chew your food, giving time for leptin, your "feel full" hormone to send...
05/03/2022

Happy Tuesday! Just a reminder to slow down and chew your food, giving time for leptin, your "feel full" hormone to send the signal to your brain to say " hey, I'm full, you can stop eating now". Often, we rush through our meals which leads to overeating and messing with those important hormonal signals. Chewing our food really well also helps our entire digestive system work more efficiently and gives our stomach less work to do. Sometimes we want to eat fast because we are volume eaters (like me) and the faster we eat, the more we can get down and the faster we get that satisfying full feeling that we crave.
Slow down, put your fork down between every bite, chew 30 times. Enjoy your food.
Get unhooked.
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Cut the carbs... eliminate the bread, bagels, pasta, muffins, cake and watch your health improve. Slow down the absorpti...
05/03/2022

Cut the carbs... eliminate the bread, bagels, pasta, muffins, cake and watch your health improve. Slow down the absorption of carbs, eat them with protein, fat and fibre.
Get unhooked.
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Are any of these things on your to-do list?It not always easy to get started. Do you have cravings that you would like t...
04/27/2022

Are any of these things on your to-do list?
It not always easy to get started.
Do you have cravings that you would like to overcome?
Do you continue to eat the foods you don't want to eat despite wanting to cut back regardless of consequences?
Help is here. You CAN do it.
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Diets only address one symptom: excess weight, which is why most weight loss is unsustainable.The symptoms of the diseas...
04/20/2022

Diets only address one symptom: excess weight, which is why most weight loss is unsustainable.
The symptoms of the disease of addiction cannot be alleviated without treating the addiction itself. It's not enough to just stop "using". We are physical, mental, and spiritual beings and a holistic treatment is required, which treats the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. Symptom remedies will not have long-lasting effects. Have your tried every diet out there? Have you tried intuitive eating?
Does food occupy too much of your mental space? Are you ready to try something different?
When we are no longer a slave to food, we are free. Let me help you experience that feeling. Learn more about food addiction.
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Check out my blog: Breaking up with addictive food.
03/31/2022

Check out my blog: Breaking up with addictive food.

The time of year is coming when we eat excessively and make the decision that the new year will be different. Have you made yourself promises in the past that this January 1st will be different? That this will be the year that you reach your goal weight? I know I did—many times. Then, as […]

It's hard to categorize these as foods because they are more like drugs. That is why they have such mood-altering power....
03/30/2022

It's hard to categorize these as foods because they are more like drugs. That is why they have such mood-altering power. After the extraction process from sugar cane, beets, or corn and grains, the beneficial nutrients are gone. This changes the properties, increases the rate of absorption in the body and spikes blood sugar levels.
Limit added sugars to less than 25 grams a day (for those of you who can moderate and for your children). Teach your children about sugar and the dangers of it and teach them to be aware of quantities by reading labels.
Get unhooked.
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Avoid the blood sugar roller coaster highs and lows.  Keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day is one of the m...
03/25/2022

Avoid the blood sugar roller coaster highs and lows. Keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day is one of the most important things you can do for your metabolic health.
Spikes in blood sugar cause a surge of insulin to be released and over time this can lead to decreased insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes. Insulin resistance plays a key role in many of the chronic diseases we see today.
Here are 5 things you can do to avoid those blood sugar spikes and the lows that follow.
1. Eat your carbs/sugars/starches with protein, fat and fibre to balance out blood sugar increases.
For example: don’t eat fruit alone. Have it with 5% unsweetened yogurt or 10 almonds or an ounce of hard cheese. Eat your salad with some avocado, olive oil and tuna
2. Put your muscles to work for 15 minutes after a meal. A walk around the block, some push-up/sit ups and planks, or get up and dance 💃
3. Skip the high carbs/whole grains at breakfast and eat more protein and fat in the morning. You'll be more balanced and have less cravings all day long.
4. Have 1-2 tbsp. vinegar and water before your meal or add some vinegar TO your meal. The acetic acid reduces blood sugar levels.
5. Add cinnamon to your food. Cinnamon can help the body use insulin more efficiently, helping to keep blood sugar stable.
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Obsession with food and weight enslaves us . We blame ourselves for our endless failed attempts to stick to a diet. Imag...
03/23/2022

Obsession with food and weight enslaves us . We blame ourselves for our endless failed attempts to stick to a diet.

Imagine a plant in your home that isn’t thriving or growing properly, would you look at the plant and blame it? Or might you look at the soil? the sunlight it receives? the environment, is it too dry? Too humid? the amount of water it’s getting?

You may be addicted to certain food and it’s not your fault.
Our environment is saturated with sugar that is cheap and easy to obtain. It has become normalized and socially acceptable to eat sugar multiple times a day, and it actually seems “not normal” if you don’t eat refined sugar!!
If you feel like you can’t stop eating certain foods when you want to stop, you may have an addiction.
Unhooked Eating can help.
Please contact us for a free consultation and take our food addiction quiz.
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Often what we are trying to do when we diet, is control the food that we have lost control over! We are trying to do the...
03/22/2022

Often what we are trying to do when we diet, is control the food that we have lost control over! We are trying to do the impossible.
Statistics show that in the long-run diets fail 99% of the time. The odds are not good that you will lose weight and keep it off when you go on a diet. Diets produce temporary results at best. Maybe you've tried to diet before. Were you as successful as you wanted?
Diets:
-don't identify your trigger foods.
-they often do not provide adequate nutrition.
-they often don't deal with the obsession and compulsion that addictive foods can bring.

A food plan is not enough. Recovery requires not just physical changes (a new food plan) but also requires mental, emotional and spiritual changes.
Get unhooked. Unhookedeating.com
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1. Seventy five percent of the foods that surround us are processed. Foods that are hyper-palatable, hyper-potent, craft...
03/18/2022

1. Seventy five percent of the foods that surround us are processed. Foods that are hyper-palatable, hyper-potent, crafted by your food manufactures to have the perfect amounts of sugar, salt and fat combinations. The foods you just can’t get enough of……delicious and irressitible. The foods that take you to your “ bliss point”, a dopamine high in the reward centre of your brain that’s through the roof making us chemically addicted. They act like drugs in our body. We get so much pleasure from them, that we keep coming back for more.
2. The easy access and low cost of many processed foods make becoming addicted to them more likely than other types of substances. Co***ne is harder to get than a chocolate bar. Another factor is the socially acceptable behaviours around food that also make it much more likely that you will become addicted. Society sees nothing wrong with treating yourself to a sugary snack, anytime or anyplace.
To further complicate food addiction is the fact that it is not only a chemical addiction but also a behavioural (process) addiction. That hand to mouth feeling we enjoy and the bad habits we have created with food like eating while preparing and while watching TV, requires some retraining/rewiring of the brain. Get unhooked.
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What we put into our bodies is crucial to good health. Food is medicine. Choosing the foods that provide us with necessa...
03/13/2022

What we put into our bodies is crucial to good health. Food is medicine. Choosing the foods that provide us with necessary proteins, vitamins, and minerals is a vital part of maintaining energy and good health-physical, mental and emotional.
There are not many things as important as our health. Without it, we can’t enjoy life or connection to the people we love.
To take care of our bodies is to nurture the most valuable physical resource we have.
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Can I still be happy if I say NO to the birthday cake?Real happiness is not found in a piece of cake. What brings you tr...
03/11/2022

Can I still be happy if I say NO to the birthday cake?
Real happiness is not found in a piece of cake. What brings you true happiness? Maybe it's in the connections with the ones you love. Maybe it's music and dancing. Maybe it's nature and walks on the beach.
It's important to know that pleasure from cake and other outside sources is a dopamine high that is temporary and never brings long lasting satisfaction. For me, after the brief pleasure refined sugar brought, it brought pain. It brought bloating, headaches and bad feelings.
It's actually a relief to know that I don't have to eat my trigger foods anymore. I don't have to try to moderate the foods that took me on a blood sugar roller coaster, and had me constantly thinking about everything I ate (was it good or bad?). It's great to be free of the guilt and shame.
I've recalibrated my taste buds and real food actually tastes great! Better and sweeter than it used to!
It's good to know the difference between pleasure from an outside source and happiness that comes from an inside source. Serotonin, our feel good neurotransmitter is made inside our bodies from nourishing food and keeps our soul, our true self, happy.
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Food Addiction. Chemical or Behavioural? Both. That is why food addiction is so complex. The ___ (fill in your favourite...
03/09/2022

Food Addiction. Chemical or Behavioural? Both. That is why food addiction is so complex. The ___ (fill in your favourite processed refined sugar dessert) acts just like a drug in your body. It is designed by people who want to keep you coming back for more of that highly potent, highly delicious, hyper-palatable, and hyper-stimulating sugary processed food. It gives us a dopamine hit that exceeds the "normal" amount of pleasure we should be receiving from food. This "pleasure" is WAY above what nature intended. Over time our brain can get acclimatized to this kind of food and we get HOOKED.
To complicate matters even more, these foods are easily accessible, inexpensive and socially acceptable to eat anytime, anywhere.
Behavioural (or process) addictions like eating or gambling, is when the behaviour itself (the act of eating) give us the reward or the "high". Strong impulses are at play that cause us to partake in certain behaviours. Often our eating history and traditions with food amplify the problem.
Both parts of food addiction must be treated. For all of these reasons and more, food addiction is one of most difficult addictions to overcome.
Get help today. Contact us at unhookedeating.com

A common misconception is that all you need is strong willpower to stop eating addictive foods. The biological basis of ...
03/03/2022

A common misconception is that all you need is strong willpower to stop eating addictive foods. The biological basis of addiction helps explain why good intentions and a strong willpower is NOT enough. Over time our brain chemistry can be changed to the point that we are not really "in control" of what we are eating. We can go for many years repeating the same doomed actions with a pure diluted hope of an addict, the hope that says that "this time it will be different". I was powerless over certain foods because my body had a certain biochemical reaction every time I ate them. My emotions were often incorrectly blamed. Learn about foods that are addictive. Learn about what could be holding you back from reaching your goals.
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This is a MUST LISTEN  poptimist podcast episode 131 with Vera Ingrid Tarman Dr. Vera Tarman, addiction medicine physici...
02/22/2022

This is a MUST LISTEN poptimist podcast episode 131 with Vera Ingrid Tarman
Dr. Vera Tarman, addiction medicine physician in Toronto. This podcast is an
incredible, succinct explanation of food addiction and recovery. I encourage anyone who thinks they could have a problem with food/sugar addiction to listen to Dr. Vera Tarman in this podcast. You can download Spotify for free if you don’t have it.

Join Dr Vera Tarman and Taylor Berryman on the Poptimist Podcast. We talk about food addiction for the beginner in the concept of food addiction. March 2022

Why do I have to plan what I’m going to eat? You've probably heard, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."If you were ...
02/16/2022

Why do I have to plan what I’m going to eat? You've probably heard, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
If you were a teacher, would you enter your classroom without a plan? Would you go into work without a day's plan if you managed a business? Is it possible for the military to succeed without a strategy? Many of us have achieved great success in various aspects of our life. But when it comes to eating, we assume we can just "figure it out" or "grab" something. Eating what our body needs is crucial to our health. We need a plan to be successful at fuelling our bodies properly, otherwise, we can get into a food emergency, prompting our brains to grab whatever is quickest and sweetest.

How we nourish our bodies deserves a well-thought-out plan because it impacts our energy levels, our ability to think clearly, and our ability to achieve our life goals. The importance of planning cannot be overstated.

We've strayed so far from the fundamentals of what eating is intended to do for us. It's not meant to be everything we use it for—fun, comfort, thrill, and adventure.
Don’t ask: "What do I feel like eating?" Ask: What does my body need right now?

As a hard and fast rule: look at the ingredient list on your packaged food. If it has more than 5-7 ingredients, leave i...
02/10/2022

As a hard and fast rule: look at the ingredient list on your packaged food. If it has more than 5-7 ingredients, leave it.
Best foods to eat: Plant food, raw nuts & seeds, avocado, dark leafy greens.

I was told for many years and by many professionals that I was an emotional eater. Many of us eat in response to emotion...
02/09/2022

I was told for many years and by many professionals that I was an emotional eater. Many of us eat in response to emotions, but often this is only part of the picture. I was relieved to finally understand that emotions were not the only thing affecting my uncontrolled eating habits. The chemical reactions in my body to the foods I was eating were causing me to be powerless over them. Sugar and flour are recreational drugs. For many people, sugar and flour, create craving, tolerance, and dependence just like other drugs. YES, we need to eat food to live, but we DON'T NEED our addictive foods to live. Learn more.
Get unhooked.
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