Text Size

Starving Yourself as a New Eating Plan

answered 09:40 AM EST, Fri June 29, 2012
-- filed under:
anonymous anonymous
I addicted to food. Is a long fast or juice cleanse a good way to start a new eating plan. Sort of like how an alcoholic needs to give up drinking completely I feel almost like I need to give up eating completely to start to break free from its power over me.

Lita Perna Says...

Lita Perna L. Perna
MA, Family and Community Counseling


This will most likely have a rebound effect in which you will feel deprived, be hungry and eat more, or eat unhealthy. Your body has a 'thermostat' which is a set point it strives to achieve and maintain. Starving yourself is never a good idea, and it does not work. You will be struggling against your body.

You need to learn about healthy foods and healthy eating.

Arm yourself with information.

Work on your head first.

Work on your emotions.

Only then will you have the tools you need to succeed.

One needs food to survive.

No one needs alcohol to survive.

You can give up alcohol.

You can not give up food.

Email It Send this page Print It Print friendly page Subscribe Subscribe to this topic category

Page last updated Jun 29, 2012

Join Thousands of Readers

who receive our weekly recovery newsletter.

Food Addiction: Featured Experts
All Experts

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.