Abstinent Valentine’s Menu

Abstinent Valentine’s Menu

Roasted chicken, vegetables & baby potatoes! IMPORTANT: Recipes may need to be modified to suit individual food plans and some recipes may not work. Please review carefully to adhere to your plan. Slow Roasted Chicken Ingredients Whole Chicken | 4 lbs Chicken Stock (no added sugar) | Approx. 1 cup Lemon | 1 quartered Yellow Onion… Continue Reading

Heart Month

Heart Month

February is Heart Month in North America. Yes, Valentine’s Day falls in February which speaks to the emotions of the heart. However, Heart Month’s focus is on the physical health of our hearts. “Heart Disease” (a general term that simply means the heart is not working properly) is the number one cause of death for… Continue Reading

Inventorying Food Slips

Inventorying Food Slips

Book Two in the series by Phil Werdell now on Amazon For those starting food addiction abstinence and for those experiencing chronic breaks in abstinence or relapse, many of those in ACORN’s network have found it useful to do rigorous food slip inventories and create very specific practical changes that a food addict can make… Continue Reading

Food Plans for Food Addiction Recovery: A Physical and Spiritual Tool  by Phil Werdell and Mary Foushi

Food Plans for Food Addiction Recovery: A Physical and Spiritual Tool by Phil Werdell and Mary Foushi

Book ONE in a series by Phil Werdell is now available on Amazon. This eBook presents a thoughtful review of the various types of food plans that have been proven to work for compulsive eaters and food addicts on both a physical and a spiritual level. Additional e-books in the series will include Phil’s writing… Continue Reading

Second Annual Food Addiction Conference

Second Annual Food Addiction Conference

We are pleased to invite you to attend the “Be Mentally Well” Symposium jointly sponsored by the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Food Addiction Institute: “Trouble with Food? Sorting it Out with a Focus on Recovery”. This 1-day symposium is for anyone struggling with food issues, their family members and the professionals that work… Continue Reading

The Missing Piece in Response to the Obesity Epidemic: Diagnosing and Treating Food Addiction

The Missing Piece in Response to the Obesity Epidemic: Diagnosing and Treating Food Addiction

1st Annual Food Addiction Conference Downloadable / Viewable Reference Documents Food Addiction Treatment – Background Chart – Normal Eater, Emotional Eater, Food Addict Food Addiction Progression and Recommended Actions Compulsive and or Binge Eating Brochure (UMASS) Resource Sheet – Emotional Eating, Compulsive / Binge Eating and Food Addiction Keynote – Food Addiction Treatment: A Missing… Continue Reading

Food Addiction Treatment for the Impaired Professional

Food Addiction Treatment for the Impaired Professional

Phil Werdell Presents “Food Addiction Treatment for the Impaired Professional” at the University of Florida The University of Florida (UF) Gainesville invited Phil Werdell to speak Wednesday, March 20 during their Continuing Medical Education Grand Rounds lecture series at the Florida Recovery Center. Phil’s lecture, “Food Addiction Treatment for the Impaired Professional” was webcast live… Continue Reading

Fat is Not a Feeling

Fat is Not a Feeling

“I’m feeling fat.” How often have I said that to myself? Usually I follow that statement with a litany of everything that’s wrong with the way I eat. What I do with food, how “bad” I was when I ate (fill in the blank), that I must change how I eat so I can lose… Continue Reading