PROFESSIONAL FOOD ADDICTION COACH CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM

Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach (NCFAC I)

food addiction coachingFood Addiction has been around for a very long time but it is just starting to gain momentum as an actual addiction, beyond overeating and eating disorders like anorexia and binge eating or bulimia.   In the Food Addiction Coaching Training and Certification program, we will explain the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships with food, how to spot a hidden eating disorder, what the difference between dieting and lifestyle choices are and how to deal with all of them as they present in your client. We address food addictions as both part of the addictive cycle and also independent of other addictions. Sometimes the person is truly addicted to food and this is their means of escape, other times they may be addicted to drugs or alcohol, shopping, sex, etc and when they let those bad behaviors go, food becomes the go-to addiction.  We see this a lot in 12 step programs when the person gives up drinking and gains 30 lbs. How many times have you heard a client say they ‘gained weight’ when they got sober? Well, that is trading one addiction for another.

We will cover both types of addiction in this class, food addiction (and sugar) as a primary addiction (with behaviors such as ‘stuffing’ and using food as reward verses punishment), and also as a secondary addiction when a client gets sober. Most of the 12 step programs offer coffee with sugar, cookies, candy bars and chain-smoking or vaping is the norm. What happens is they say “well at least you are not robbing people for a snickers bar.”   What they don’t address is how the sugar is addictive and the caffeine is as well. These clients become addicted to sugar and food and can’t stop eating garbage. When they eat well they feel, and when they eat poorly, they feel bad.

For most people, addiction is addiction and food is no different. They complete substance abuse treatment and then begin abusing food and foodstuffs. They may overeat, binge eat, indulge in sugar and caffeine and gain weight. At The Addictions Academy, we teach you how to handle the food addiction side when the monster of drugs and alcohol is tamed. We also teach how to handle a food addiction that is independent of other addictions. Do you overeat? Use food to stuff your feelings down? Then this class will give you the tools and tricks to get both you and your clients to understand the psychology of food addiction.

NOTE: There are NO prerequisites to this course and the Food Addiction Coaching Certification and Training includes an ethics class and 10 hours of supervision. We do recommend that you also pair this class with Nutritional Recovery Coach Certification. We do offer Job Board, Networking, and Business/Private Practice assistance. We also hire from within once you are trained, certified, insured, and bonded.

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Your Host for this Training, Dr. Cali Estes

Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. With over 21 years’ experience as a Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Coach.
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What you will learn in Food Addiction Training:

  • The differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships with food.
  • How to spot a hidden eating disorder and what to do about it.
  • The difference between dieting and lifestyle choices.
  • Sugar and connection with opiates.
  • Sugar and the connection with alcohol.
  • How to kick the sugar habit (if you want to)
  • Eating as Punishment.
  • Addictions to sugar, caffeine, and energy drinks.
  • Exploration of chemical imbalances in the body.
  • Serotonin and how it plays a key role in food choices.
  • Overcoming Food Addictions and the process to teach your client.
  • Stuffing and numbing unprocessed feelings and how to teach your client ways to cope.
  • How mental health and emotional health play a key role in food addictions.
  • Ways to spot hidden food addictions.
  • The difference between eating disorders, emotional eating and food addictions.
  • Self Esteem and lifestyle changes to implement with your client.
  • How to spot triggers and stressors and what to do about it.
  • Dopamine connections
  • and more

VIDEO ONLINE SELF STUDY WITH SUPERVISION 26 HOURS/CEU’S COURSE ACCESS

COURSE ACCESS

$999

$1329 VALUE

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO OUR ONLINE COURSES:

This package is a self study video series, you can learn in your PJ’s in your own time.   

  • Certified Food Addictions Coach I Series Course (10 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • Ethics Course (6 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • 10 weeks of call-in/online Coaching Supervision to hone your skills as a coach
  • All Manuals for courses
  • All  Exams
  • All Credentials
  • Bonus: Copy of 1# Best Selling Workbook for client exercises
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Job Board
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 30 day online Directory Listing to get clients
  • Bonus: Repeat class at any time once purchased (Exclusive to The Addictions Academy)
  • Bonus: Use of The Addictions Academy® logo AND Seal of Certifications
  • Bonus: Use of NCFAC I designation on all credential platforms
  • Bonus: Eligibility to receive client referrals through The Addictions Academy
  • Bonus: Discounted price for all courses and classes we offer.
  • Bonus: Eligibility to join The Addictions Academy as an independent contractor

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (WEBINAR) WITH SUPERVISION 26 HOURS/CEU’S

COURSE ACCESS

$1329

$3977 VALUE


ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOOD ADDICTIONS COACH TRAINING PACKAGE:

This class is online classroom and you can find all dates for the schedule in the Calendar. Times are 10-3 EST and classes are live, online, you can still wear your PJ’s!  

  • Certified Food Addiction Coach 1 – Live Virtual Classroom (10 hours) runs 10-3 EST see Calendar for dates
  • Ethics Class Self Study (6 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • 10 weeks of call-in/online Coaching Supervision to hone your skills as a coach
  • All Manuals for courses
  • All Exams
  • All Credentials
  • Bonus: Copy of 1# Best Selling Workbook for client exercises
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Job Board
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 30 Day online Directory Listing to gain clients
  • Bonus: Repeat class at any time once purchased (Exclusive to The Addictions Academy)
  • Bonus: Use of The Addictions Academy® logo AND Seal of Certifications
  • Bonus: Use of NCFAC I  designation on all credential platforms
  • Bonus: Eligibility to receive client referrals through The Addictions Academy
  • Bonus: Discounted price for all courses and classes we offer.
  • Bonus: Eligibility to join The Addictions Academy as an independent contractor

Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach - IAAP Approved Course

Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach - IAAP Approved Course

What is a food addiction coach?

A food addiction coach focuses on the client’s relationship with food and how food is used to stuff feelings down, hide ideals and escape whatever stress and unhappiness they have in their life. similar to drug and alcohol addictions and recovery coaches, a food addictions coach is no different, we help the client understand a healthy new relationship with food.

How do I know if I am a food addict?

Do you crave sweets, carbs, and other processed foods? Do you eat when not hungry but emotional (sad, happy, angry, bored, etc)? Do you get headaches, anger, irritability if you cant get your Fix Food? You may be a food addict!

What are the symptoms of sugar withdrawal?

Sugar and Food Addiction has both a physical craving and an emotional craving addiction to it. The symptoms of food and sugar addiction withdrawal  include diarrhea, nausea, body aches, foggy brain, irritability, anger and anxiety. Sugar and food addiction withdrawal is similar to a heroin detox.

How do I stop overeating?

If you overeat you probably have an addiction to food and sugar. Most of the food like products, like  pop tarts, Doritos and fast foods are designed to get your body and mind addicted to wanting more of the chemicals, preservatives and additives in the foods. You need to identify the emotional triggers causing you to overeat and learn how to combat them.

Addiction with food is one of the least talked about but most overused addictions. The Addictions Academy offers training on how to combat food addictions and also coaching for food addicts that have trouble specifically dealing in addiction with food. Our sister company, The Addictions Coach can assist you if you want to hire a food addictions coach.

Since abstinence from food is not an option, we offer coping skills and behavior-changing life skills. At The Addictions Academy, we will address how to handle going to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting where there is no caffeine and no sugar versus going to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting where coffee and doughnuts are served. Please note this is not a restrictive eating class (no diets but good versus bad foods to eat will be addressed). We are going to address all Food Addiction issues and ways to use coping skills and mechanisms to reduce stuffing, overeating, under-eating, dieting, restricting and using food as a tool to deal with stressors in life.

Our Food Addiction Certification Program is ideal for Therapists, Addiction Coaches, Personal Trainers, Yoga Teachers, Weight Loss Consultants, Health Coaches, Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, even Life Coaches, anyone looking to obtain more clients or add more services and credentials to their resume will benefit from The Addictions Academy Food Addictions Certificate Program. ALSO if you have a food addiction, this class will be a great kick start to your lifestyle change!

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