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I found this book to be very informative and motivational. Packed with informative information on how to prevent, treat, and overcome food addiction including a beautifully written epilog empowering people with food addictions to take the next step to overcoming their addiction.

Dr. Vera Tarman’s book, “Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addictiongave me the insights to understand food addiction. The easy-to-follow guide is a clear, concise book providing the reader with detailed information about food addiction including advice and support to help someone overcome this disorder.

One important factor I learned from this book is that you need to understand the facts about addiction.  In order to overcome a disorder, you need to learn about what it is and if you have it you then need to take the next step by accepting that you have an addiction to food.  Once those two steps are achieved then you can take the next step by learning how to overcome food addiction and go on by creating a healthy, happy and productive lifestyle.  Vera Tara provides all this information in her book.

It is critical for someone with food addiction or a family member who lives with him or her to read this book.

Even if you do not suffer from the disorder by learning about it, you can support your loved one or friend who suffers from this disorder.  Food addiction is not something that goes away and never comes back.  It is an addiction just like drug and alcohol addiction.  You must cope with it and learn how to live with it for the rest of your life. Dr. Tarman shows you how in her book.

Understanding the complete issues of food addiction and learning the seriousness of the disorder can, “wake you up,” to take control.  The advice and guidance provided in this book highlights what you can do to live with and overcome food addiction.

Dr. Vera Tara’s natural approach helped me realize that WE control our bodies. We can change our behavior by providing changing ourselves.  Change is hard, but if one is willing to change then anything is possible as Tarman explains in her book by using stories from others and her own battles with food addiction.

I enjoyed how the book provides you with the stepping-stones and techniques to prevent, treat, and overcome food addiction the natural way.  Dr. Vera Tarman the author, provides the reader with extraordinary tools and techniques that help you achieve all your goals both long and short-term goals.

As the book unfolds, you surprisingly begin to see how you can achieve your goals and overcome food addiction.

This book on food addiction and the advice and techniques that were provided were remarkable.  The book captured my interest and it has motivated me to not eat just to eat, but to seriously consider the food I am eating and reasons why I am eating those foods.

In addition, through reading this book I realize no matter what age you are you need to care for your body.   If you feel you have a problem with food then you need to learn about food addiction and what you can do to overcome it.  Addiction is a reality and if you are not careful, you could be a victim.

If you are one of the millions who have this condition and is looking for an expert to guide you through all the positive steps you can take to overcome food addiction, this is the book for you. “This book will get anyone who struggles with food on the right track.”

Dr. Tarman’s book is an excellent book to help learn, diagnosis, prevent, treat and overcome food addiction.  It is packed with phenomenal advice. I was also honored to have the privilege to listen to Dr. Vera Tarman’s audible version of the book, which just came out and is available to purchase.

food junkies audible

I found this book to be informative, motivating and was enjoyable to read. This book may be just what the doctor ordered for anyone who has a quest to learn about and overcome food addiction.  I recommend this book to others.


Available as a paperback, kindle, ebook and an audible; ISBN 978-1-45972-859-2, $24.95 256 pages

Vera Tarman

About Dr. Vera Tarman, MD

Vera Tarman is a medical practitioner who focuses on addictions. She is the medical director of Renascent, an addictions treatment centre. Dr. Tarman conducts workshops and speaking engagements on the science of food addiction and “comfort food” abuse. She has reached audiences across the world. She lives in Toronto.

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