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Extinguish the Pilot Light
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(c) by Emily Boller   Image credit: Flickr by Samuel M. Livingston   I grew up on a farm. My dad always planted a large garden every spring. It produced a bountiful harvest, and they preserved greens beans, tomatoes, tomato juice, cabbages, beets, carrots, corn, and pickles . . . enough to feed a family of seven through the winter months. In fact, some of my...

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Radical Versus Middle-of-the-Road
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(c) by Emily Boller   Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah, Georgia     Photo credit: Emily Boller   I had been tampering with impulsive lapses in judgment regarding food addiction for the past couple of weeks. My schedule had been out-of-sync. I was carelessly participating in way too many social eating occasions back-to-back. [There’s absolutely nothing harmful about social eating–unless one continually eats when not hungry. When I am engaged in countless conversations...

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Let’s Set the Record Straight
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Let’s Set the Record Straight (c) by Emily Boller In recent years, there have been some misconceptions floating around cyberspace, and today I want to set the record straight. Many Americans have food addictions; dependency on, and entanglements to high-fat/high-salt processed foods, sweets, sodas, and foods/beverages that are unhealthy for the body’s best performance. Eating disorders, however, are not the same as food addictions, and only a small percentage of the population suffer...

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Why a Plant Based Diet Doesn’t Work for Some People
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Why a Plant Based Diet Doesn’t Work for Some People (c) by Emily Boller   Plant based eating has made big waves in recent years. The popular trend today is “going meatless.” Going meatless for health Going meatless on Mondays Going meatless for a Lenten season Going meatless to lose weight quickly Going meatless to save the animals and the planet   However, a bowl...

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The Powerful Freedom of Abstinence
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I wrote the following post soon after losing one hundred pounds–way before I ever learned about the science of food addiction, dopamine receptors, and the addictive power of metabolic wastes. Back then, I just knew from experience and many failures throughout the years that compromises (aka crossing boundary lines) didn’t work. The compromises always broke my resolve. But, I had no clue why. However, today, there...

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Introduction
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Introduction

Jul 22, 2017 by

In my first post, “Breaking the Silence,” I explained how I became a blogger who specialized in topics related to food addiction recovery — and then why I became silent. Before I delve into how to escape food addiction, I want to introduce myself a bit more. I am married to Kurt, my husband of nearly 36 years. He’s the star player of my story. You will...

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