Food Addiction Cost/Benefit Checklist


What does food addiction cost us?

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COST OF ACTIVE FOOD ADDICTION

BENEFIT OF RECOVERY

Physical

Allergies

Blood pressure

Cancer

Diabetes

Excess fat tissue

Fibromyalgia 

Headaches

Heart disease

Heart disease

Infection

Inflammation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Joint disease and pain

Lipedema

Pain

Skin disease

PCOS

Decreased inflammation and discharge

Normal blood pressure means reduced risk of stroke and disabilities.

Reduced risk of painful treatment and early death.

Normal blood glucose means reduced risk of amputation, kidney failure, and blindness.

Clothes fit better and better mobility.

Release from pain.

Release from pain.

A healthy heart supports a vigorous life.

Mobility, ease of breath, long life.

Reduced use of antibiotics and distress.

Comfort and mobility.

Normal gut and bowel

Improved mobility and relief from pain.

Relief from bloating

Relief

Clear, itch-free skin

Normal cycles and fertility


Emotional

Anxiety/panic

Fear/paranoia

Depression/suicide

Emotionally unavailable

Guilt/shame

Irritability/anger/rage

Mood swings

Confidence

Love

Happiness

Rewardingly engaged

Self-assurance

Peace

Stable mood


Mental

Alzheimer’s

Cravings/obsession

Dementia

Inability to focus/ADD/ADHD

Inability to make decisions

Learning disabilities

Loss of restraint and satiation

Low self-esteem

Memory loss

Racing thoughts

Self-judgement and criticism

Ability to recognize loved ones

Ability to choose thoughts

Mental faculties into old age

Ability to focus

Easier decision-making

Ability to learn

Ability to stop and to feel satisfied

Confidence

Ability to remember

Orderly thoughts

Kind thoughts about self


Behavior

Accepted abuse

Lethargy

Poor sleep

Raging

Relationship distress

Social phobia

Stealing

Grabbing processed foods

Good boundaries

Active

Restful sleep

Calm

Rewarding relationships

Happily social

Honesty

Cooking


Spiritual

Despair

Despondency

Feeling abandoned

Feeling defective

Feeling lost

Hopelessness

Lost

Optimism

Courage

A sense of belonging

Feeling whole

Feeling promise

Hope

Sense of purpose

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