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“Addicted to Food” Premiers on OWN

Addicted to Food Premier on OWNTune into OWN tonight to catch the premier episode of Addicted to Food, a new docu-series that follows the stories of eight patients with eating disorders. They will undergo treatment for 42 days at Shades of Hope Treatment Center near Abilene, Texas. The patients suffer from a variety of food-related problems, including bulimia, compulsive eating and binge eating.

Shades of Hope will dig deep to get at the underlying problems these people face, and the facility also specializes in treating patients with multiple addictions. Their therapist, Tennie McCarty, will work to help them understand the underlying causes of their eating disorders, whether drug-related, physical, emotional or sexual. She takes a tough-love approach that some may find unconventional. Confronting these issues may be difficult and painful, but it can also help them break free of devastating cycles of addiction.

In the first episode, Elizabeth, Robby, Camille, Traecey, DeJuaii, Amy, Layne and Tinisha arrive at the clinic and meet the staff. They are in for some difficult invasions of privacy that are sure to push the clients out of their comfort zones.

The premier of Addicted to Food will air again on April 6th and April 9th. Check your local listings for exact show times.


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I will be SO-O-O glad when science discovers the underlying causes of food addiction, metabolic disorders, etc. So many of my family members suffer from weight problems which are seen now as mere lack of self-discipline. We don't treat other medical vulnerabilities as self-control issues; and I am confident there will be a new way to perceive this issue some day.

posted Apr 10th, 2011 12:38 pm


Cool to see a program where they don't JUST feature one type of nutritional problem, but tackling a range from ultra skinny to over eaters

posted Apr 5th, 2011 4:52 pm


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