Understanding Eating Behavior
January 10, 1 p.m. Eastern
Participants will learn about the key foods that act like a drug on the brain, as well as the emotional reasons students “use” food in the first place, because all addicts reach for Substance A to deal with Situation B. Food addiction definitely fits this mold. In this case, people “use” food to cope with fear or anxiety or painful situations. They eat out of resentment, loneliness, or boredom. They eat for protection, to keep themselves from people who do or have hurt them physically, mentally, or emotionally. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The presenter will show you how to recognize signs of food addiction in students and others, and how you can help students recover from this cunning disease.
About the Presenter
Kimberly Day is founder and chief decadence officer of Decadent Health, LLC. After earning her Master of Arts degree in English, Day worked in television and radio before pursuing her true passion is natural health and nutrition. For the past 15 years, Day has worked with many of the most notable experts in the natural and alternative health field and written thousands of health-focused articles. She continued bringing her latest findings, insights, and personal experiences in her blog Confessions of a Food Addict, which she has been writing for more than six years. The blog is a product of Day’s own experience as a food addict in recovery.