Episode 44:  Overcoming Junk Food Addiction (w/ Dr. Jen Unwin, clinical psychologist)

Psychologist and author Jen Unwin shares her insights about sugar/food addiction, including how to recognize it, what to do about it, and how to stay on track.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Jen’s backstory (2:55)
  • Is food addiction real? (8:12)
  • What should we call it? (19:08)
  • How do you know if you’re addicted to food? (22:46)
  • First steps to take if you’re addicted (30:43)
  • How your body / brain react when you quit sugar (41:07)
  • What to eat in recovery (46:19)
  • Holidays & special occasions (52:48)
  • Where to find more info (57:39)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.