As a diverse nation many issues divide us. Consider these emotionally charged topics:
- death penalty
- affirmative action
- fruit as dessert (in my opinion, those believing fruit and chocolate provide equal satisfaction are from another planet).
A new issue has divided us especially in the disordered eating field: is food addicting? I have found myself on both sides of the fence. Today I consider food to not be of the addicting quality although it may feel like addiction. Colleague Evelyn Tribole RD and co-author of Intuitive Eating has a clear and scientific proposal that sums up my views.
Whether or not food is scientifically addicting, healing one’s relationship with food is hard work. And, it is good important work. I hope you have the support you need during the arduous and rewarding journey.