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

Principles of Recovery

Principles of Recovery

Below is a list of Principles of Recovery by ACORN Food Dependency and Recovery Services. If you already have a food plan that works, i.e. one on which you have been abstinent 30 continuous days without cravings, don’t change it. If you need a food plan, find a person with strong abstinence and ask them to… Continue Reading

Levels of Denial

Levels of Denial

Food addicts experience denial at different levels: inability to distinguish between hunger and the false starving impulse of physical craving, confusion between sane thinking and the false rationalizations associated with compulsions regarding eating, and distortion of will and sense of self in relationship to food and life as a whole. Before we look at each… Continue Reading