Satisfaction Factor

Can You Really Be Addicted to Food?

by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

There has been a lot of media attention on food addiction research.  Scientists are curious about this possibility because the brain region (and neurochemicals) involved with substance abuse, are also implicated in overeating.   But there are a lot of reasons, other than addiction, that can explain the rewarding aspect of eating.

Are You a Distracted Eater?

by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

There seems to be a common perception that mindless eating is a condition in which you have no idea that you just ate, akin to “eating amnesia”. Many of my clients eat while distracted—but don’t consider themselves mindless eaters, because they are aware that they are eating while engaging in another activity, such as watching television.