What is Food Addiction?
Food addiction is characterized by an obsession with food, obsession with weight and loss of control over the amount of food eaten. It involves the compulsive pursuit of a mood change by engaging repeatedly in episodes of uncontrolled eating despite adverse consequences. The term food addiction implies there is a biogenetic–physiological, biochemical–condition of the brain and body that creates a craving for refined foods: carbohydrates, animal fats, and salt.
How do we achieve Abstinence from Addictive Triggers?
Abstinence is achieved by the elimination of compulsive eating, volume eating, under eating, addictive eating, and all of the substances that will trigger an addictive response.
What is the Kay Sheppard’s Food Plan?
The Kay Sheppard’s Food Plan is a weighed and measured plan which eliminates sugar, flour, wheat, highly refined carbohydrate foods, high fat foods, and personal trigger foods.
The Goals of Kay Sheppard’s Food plan:
- Eliminate the addictive substances.
- Balance protein and carbohydrate.
- Manage volume.
- Provide good nutrition.
- Distribute of nutrients throughout the day to maintain a level of metabolism
We believe in working a holistic Program of Recovery
We are not affiliated with any specific twelve steps group but we cherish the twelve steps and recommend that way of life including: sponsor, step work, meetings, and twelve step literature. We welcome members of all twelve step programs.
Kay Sheppard, M.A. is the best-selling author of Food Addiction: The Body Knows, From the First Bite and Food Addiction: Healing Day by Day. A licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist, she conducts workshops for food addicts worldwide.
Since the beginning her own recovery in 1977, Sheppard has helped thousands of people live happy and healthy lives by following her comprehensive recovery program. Find out how to eliminate cravings for sugar, carbohydrates, caffeine and personal trigger foods by using her Recovery Food Plan; how to recognize the dangers in so-called “health” foods; how to overcome emotional barriers to recovery; how to find recovery buddies; how to recognize the warning signs of relapse; and how to incorporate the Twelve Steps into your life to stay motivated and achieve success.
In 2014, Kay invited Michal & Shmuel Spiegelman to join her in spreading the message of recovery. Michal and Shmuel are working together with Kay, offering support, wellness information, and encouragement through online and in-person programs and retreats.
Michal Spiegelman is a Certified Professional Coach and the founder of Balanced Moments, a trained Social Worker and a Reiki Master.
Michal’s passion is to help people create profound transformation with ease and light so they can tap into their unlimited potential and bring balance and joy to their lives.
Michal has been committed to following Kay Sheppard’s food plan and program of recovery since 2005, and to help people transform their relationships with food and enjoy healthy living.