096 Jen Unwin. Could You Be Addicted to Food ?

Mar 20, 2023 | Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on food addiction, predominantly to sugar and other carbohydrate

Today’s Featured Expert is Dr. Jen Unwin, author of Fork in the Road: A Hopeful Guide to Food Freedom.
We discuss carbohydrate addiction, the yoyo dieting life, screening tools and the top ten list of problem foods, pizza being number one.

Episode Timeline:
 [0:11] Introduction to today’s episode.
 [2:41] The definition of addiction.
 [8:28] How did you decide that you were food addicted?
[13:15] You are what you eat.
[17:35] Food Addiction screening tools.
[21:46] Is sugar addiction really an addiction?
[26:02] How food addiction is an evolutionary problem.
[30:38] The problem with alcohol and food addiction.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Jen Unwin, is a clinical psychologist, self-stated lifelong carbohydrate addict and author of the book,  Fork in the Road: A Hopeful Guide to Food Freedom.Jen has worked for over 30 years in the UK national health service helping people with chronic health conditions to live well. Her doctorate was on the importance of hope in health care. Latterly she has worked with her doctor husband to help people with T2D achieve drug free remission by cutting out sugar and carbohydrate. Currently her research and clinical practice is aimed at helping people quit sugar for good.

Learn more about Jen Unwin here
Twitter @jen_unwin

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