The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show

#136: Why Are We Addicted to Food and What Can We Do About It? with Glenn Livingston

August 25, 2022 Dr. Tabatha Season 3 Episode 136
The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show
#136: Why Are We Addicted to Food and What Can We Do About It? with Glenn Livingston
Show Notes

Ever feel like you have tried everything to break up with the “bad” foods but keep failing? You aren’t alone! Food addiction is real and the food industry is duping us. Glenn Livingston joins me today to talk about his own experience with food addiction and recovery, his work as a psychologist, and his work as a consultant to the food industry. He talks about how the food industry, especially in the U.S., has changed the shape of our food and driven that addiction.

You’ll hear:

  • People want to think they are eating healthy more than they actually want to eat healthy
  • The industry’s marketing strategies to trick consumers
  • How our tastes change based on what we are eating
  • How to overcome binge eating and get your body into a healthier state
  • Thoughts on whole foods and intermittent fasting
  • And so much more! 

More about Dr. Glenn:
Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV.

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

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