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Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD  
Female
Toronto

Specialties: food addiction, Addiction, drug addiction

Interests: Addiction Medicine, Addiction

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Hi From the sounds of it - you trying to stop eating and then 'eating bad' sounds like you are developing an eating disorder (binge eating disorder) or food addiction. To find out if you are have an eating disorder, you need to contact your doctor. Here is some information about food addiction. To being with, it is important to know that s...
Hi You may want to direct your question to the expert in obsetrics, but I can say a few things. Did you know that pregnancy is a very difficult time when it comes to eating? Pregnancy is a time of hormones gone wild: the increases in estrogen, progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin lead to insomnia, mood disturbances AND food cravings. At the ...
Hi there You have not given me enough information to know what you are eating, or if you are actually addicted to food. I can give you a couple of tips though - that could make a big difference. Are you drinking soda - sugar or unsweetened? If so, I would suggest that you replace that with water (not juice which is just as bad as soda for sugar conten...
I would not encourage you to drink something with as much caffeine as is in a red bull drink. Even if you are not pregnant, too much caffeine can cause anxiety, insomnia, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. You can get addicted to caffeine and may experience withdrawal when you try to stop. All of this can affect your baby. You can find out more ...
Hi TooMuchSugar How you describe yourself makes me think you very well may be a food addict. Have a look at the questions below my response to see if they apply to you. Even if you are not a food addict, you will be lured by sugary foods. Dr. David Kessler in his excellent book, the End of Overeating, talks about how the food industry deliberately ma...
Hi Do you mean is tuna fish addictive? I am not aware that it has any addictive qualities. Eating too much tuna may expose you to too much mercury however.
Hi From the description of your struggles with sugar, it really sounds like you may be a sugar addict. Please see the list of criteria below, to see if this fits - it certainly sounds like it does. You will need to figure out if you are a food addict. Struggles with sugar alone are not enough of an indication. Our brains are hard wired to desire the e...
Hi I am not sure what you are asking - why is it that you are hungry after only two hours after a meal? If that is it - yes, what people have told you might be correct. You could by hypoglyemic, which means that when you eat a sugary or high carb meal, your insulin which attempts to utilize the sugar overworks and you are left with a low blood sugar. T...
I am not an expert in weight loss, or in the use of supplements, but rather in the topic of food addiction. I can suggest a couple of food plans that will aid in weight loss, and are also, with some tweaking (the removal of sugar and flours), good for a food addict. The paleo or low carb diet, such as one advocated by the dietdoctor.com is very helpfu...
It really sounds like you are using food for a sense of comfort and safety. You eat when you are angry or depressed. You are not alone - this is probably the most common coping device that people rely on to get through rough patches. It is important to know that sugar and starches (and chocolate) are ‘drugs’ to the brain, as they can significantly alter...