addictions – Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego

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Are All Addictions the Same?

Addictions come in all sizes,colors and intensity. Ones struggles does not minimize another’s. When I expressed my addiction to sugar, such as Twinkies the alcoholic trying not to have another whiskey would flinch at such absurdity of comparing a Twinkie to whiskey – a he-man addiction.

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Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Working!

Recognize Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Working There are so many promises to lose weight fast and easy but the truth be told a fast pace diet with long-term results simply does not exist. It’s time to recognize yo-yo dieting simply isn’t working. I’m often asked how I went from overweight to normal weight after years of […]

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Why Are You Writing This Book?

A few years ago I attempted to retain the services of an editor to assist me with the mechanics of my book on spiritual recovery from food addiction. The first question she asked me was, “Why are you writing this book?” Why? Hmmm. Well, I stammered through a sentence or two saying something to the […]

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I’m a Food Junkie…

My first real summer job, at the age of 13, was at the local bakery in town in Wautoma, Wisconsin. Getting that job I’d thought I won the lottery ticket. I had access to the goods five days a week with little supervision. It was a Willie Wonka life—for real. I ate bakery from the […]

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Where is Spirit?

Where is spirit? Where do you find it? Do we all have a spiritual guide? A chapter in my manuscript discusses the impact of the ever presence of strong spirituality. With regards to compulsive eating, some believe without spiritual energy one is blocked from reaching their peak because the noise is too loud – telling […]

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