SPECIALISING IN FOOD ADDICTION IN SINGAPORE
The idea that a person can be addicted to food is gaining increased support and acceptance. Emerging evidence suggests that, for some people, the same reward and pleasure centres of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs are also activated by certain food.
These reward signals can override the usual signals of fullness or satisfaction. The sufferer is compelled to continue to eat despite the negative consequences, that may include weight gain, low self-esteem and depression. Some people may use excessive exercise to remain weight stable to compensate for the additional calories being consumed. There is argument suggesting that recovery from food addiction may be more complicated than recovery from other kinds of addiction.
I help people suffering from food addiction. Through extended learning I have adapted successful strategies used to address other forms of addiction and applied them to food and eating. I have also identified psychological ‘tools’ that may help to facilitate better control and recovery. With my nutritional knowledge, I create new eating patterns that reinforce non-addictive behaviour, allowing the sufferer relief and an opportunity to eat in a more normal manner once again.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
When I approached Naras for help, it was not just with the intention of losing weight but also to help with a binge eating problem. Naras has a great deal of insight and is really easy to talk to. Sometimes I have to remind myself that he is my dietitian and not a psychologist. He has been able to help me understand and challenge my behaviours and triggers. Naras provided me with not just a food plan but strategies to help deal with the bingeing.
After struggling with binge-eating and weight gain for most of my adult life, I genuinely felt there was nothing more I could do to attempt to control it.
It honestly feels that Dr Lapsys has been a miracle worker. Not only has he shown real empathy and understanding from the start, he has equipped me with real, practical long-term solutions to manage my bingeing tendencies and curb my inclination towards bad eating habits. I am truly grateful. In less than six months, I have recovered the me that I am proud of: I’ve lost a fortune of weight and I feel amazing. But the best part is, I feel that I’m in control of my eating for the first time I can remember.