Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t? Do you think about food or your weight constantly? Food addiction can take many forms. Symptoms include obesity, anorexia, and bulimia. But for the many people faced with this addiction, there is hope.

In this Episode:

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Sandra Elia, Founder of the Addictive Eating Recovery Program.

Sandra discusses food addiction. How to diagnose it. How to treat it. And, what plays a role in overcoming it. She will also share her own journey recovering from food addiction. Sandra will outline her first residential treatment program and what people can do to get help from this addiction now.

About Sandra Elia

Sandra Elia is a Certified Food Addiction Counselor. She runs Ontario’s outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program and co-created Canada’s first residential treatment program. She is a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Professional Coach, and the Vice-Chair for Obesity Canada (Toronto Chapter).

Sandra is dedicated to changing the conversation for obesity so that anyone living with obesity has access to treatment that is steeped with dignity, respect, and understanding. Sandra knows firsthand the challenges associated with living with obesity. She has lived two lives: one as a morbidly obese woman for 15 years. She experienced a world that was not made for her size, seeking assistance from biased healthcare providers, and dealing with fat-shaming. Since those difficult days, Sandra has transformed her life, losing over 100 pounds and keeping the weight off for 15 years. Obesity is not simply about body weight or body image. It’s about human vulnerability. Behind every obesity statistic, is a real person living with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Sandra is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors. She has transformed from morbid obesity, losing over 100 pounds 15 years ago. Sandra has busted through major barriers with medical doctors to influence the way obesity is treated. She is an authoritative voice and sought-after thought leader in addictive eating

Sandra Elia is a Certified Food Addiction Counselors with a passion for helping people overcome addictive eating, find neutrality with food, and regain their health. Her brand’s focus is on healing the whole person, starting with a meal plan specifically designed for food addiction that achieves appetite correction, understanding the role the brain plays, and rebuilding health and lives – and therefore increasing happiness. To contact Sandra or learn more about her Food Addiction Recovery Program, visit https://sandraelia.com/.

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