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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 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...
Hi Terrieteddy It really sounds like you are using food for a sense of comfort and safety. You stop so you can loose weight, but when you are upset, you reach for the food to make you feel better. 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 s...
Hi You ask an interesting question: you have quit opiate use and now find that you have begun to eat compulsively again. It is no surprise that it is sugar and carbs that you crave. Your previous drug use has most likely 'changed' your brain neurochemistry; opiate abuse provide a surge of endorphins to your receptors, which then adapt by neut...
Hi This is not really a question about food addiction but I will add my two cents worth. At 5'6'', your weight at 142 lbs is entirely normal - you are already at your ideal body weight. Your caloric intact is probably too low for your age and activity level. I am assuming that you have gained weight because of puberty and I think eating...
Dec 20, 2013 in the Pregnancy Expert Forum - 11
I am going to forward your question to our expert in obstetrics, who can answer this question better than I can.