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How can having a sponsor help me overcome a food addiction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
We treat food addiction like any other addiction, so get a sponsor. This can be a sponsor at a free Overeaters Anonymous meeting, a significant other, a weight-loss buddy, or a healthcare professional. When we feel supported and happy in our lives, our brains release serotonin -- the same brain chemical you used to rely on those unhealthy carbs to release. It’s not so much about what you’re subtracting from your life -- it’s about what you’re adding. This is the key to sustaining change over the long term.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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