Sugar & Food Addiction — Dr. Vera Tarman



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sugar & food addiction

With Dr. Vera Tarman

Learn the facts about sugar & food addiction — and how to break free from long-standing self-sabotaging behaviors so you can feel confident around food and in yourself.

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If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place!

The Sugar & Food Addiction course with addiction specialist, Dr. Vera Tarman, is exactly what you’ve been looking for!   It’s a three-week immersive experience with Dr. Tarman,  and her team of food addiction counselors, who will give you the tools you need to make sugar addiction a thing of the past.  No matter how long you’ve been living with sugar or food addiction or how far-gone you feel, you can take control back.


Vera Tarman, MD, is the Medical Director of one of Canada’s largest treatment centers for substance abuse.  She is an internationally renowned expert on sugar & food addiction and is the author of Food Junkies: Recovery From Food Addiction.  Additionally, she co-hosts the Food Junkies Podcast, runs educational workshops, and is a featured speaker at medical and academic conferences.   Dr. Tarman is a highly respected authority on diagnosing and treating food addiction and has lived the food addiction experience herself: she is a recovering food addict who has maintained a 100-pound weight loss for more than 12 years.

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The Sugar & Food Addiction course will guide you through why you feel out of control around food—and how to break free.  It is a self-paced, online, video-based training program designed to help you understand the biology and neurochemistry of food addiction so that you can identify the specific foods and food behaviors that are problematic for you in order to create your own food plan that you can implement and enjoy for the long term.  Equipped with the plan that works best for you, you can begin to be free of the hold food has over you, take control of your eating habits, and finally, achieve the weight loss and health goals you’ve so desperately been seeking.


3 weeks


USD $167.00



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The Sugar & Food Addiction program is made up of 2 components.

Modules & Lessons

The course is online and self-paced, and consists of video lessons and additional educational resources.  You can make your way through the videos as quickly or as slowly as you like.  The course also includes a resource library from which you can download documents that give you actionable advice for the real world—such as how to manage cravings, dealing with the “food pushers” in your life, and combating the thoughts and feelings that lead you toward self-sabotaging actions around food.  Complete transcripts are available for all video lessons and all the pdf resources in the course library are yours to keep.  You cannot save the video lessons, but you can log in to your student portal and watch them as many times as you wish, even long after the course ends.

Support Group

Over and above the course lessons, students will have 3 immersive weeks of dedicated support and mentorship from Dr. Tarman and her team, Clarissa Kennedy and Molly Painschab—certified food addiction counselors.  The support portion of the course includes two interactive LIVE sessions per week with the experts for the 3-week  duration of the course.  This support and the live sessions take place inside a private, student-only Facebook group.  This is where you can get your non-medical questions answered by the team and connect with others taking the class alongside you.  (All live sessions are recorded and you will receive an email the next day with a link to watch the replay – so you never have to worry about missing anything.  Facebook participation is not mandatory but it is highly recommended for the best possible course experience.  Having a safe, understanding supportive community is a critical part of recovery from food addiction.)




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These lessons are the heart of the course. Dr. Tarman makes complex, high-level science understandable and accessible so that you will have actionable information you can use to begin your recovery from food addiction.  You can watch the videos as many times as you wish during the course, and you will have continued access to your student portal after the course ends so that you can log in and replay them anytime you’d like a refresher.

Beyond the pre-recorded video lessons that constitute the course itself, you will have 3 LIVE sessions (via Zoom) with Dr. Tarman.  These live broadcasts are your chance to go beyond what’s in the course lessons and ask Dr. Tarman to dive deeper into issues of specific interest to you or to provide more clarity on anything in the lesson videos.  Don’t worry if you can’t attend live: all live sessions will be recorded and you will receive an email the very next day with a link to watch the replay. While Dr. Tarman cannot provide personalized medical advice during these sessions, they are a unique opportunity to learn more, directly from a medical professional who not only specializes in diagnosing and treating food addiction, but who is a long-term recovered food addict, herself, and who has personal experience with the recovery process.)

Recovery from food addiction requires more than simply learning about it.  You need tactics, techniques, and actionable strategies to implement in order to make genuine, lasting change.  That is exactly what you will get during these three LIVE coaching sessions with certified addiction counselors whose careers are dedicated to helping people succeed on the path to food freedom.

An invaluable opportunity!  You will have access to three sugar and food addiction counseling specialists in a private, student-only Facebook group for three full weeks.  This private support group will provide you with a community of people who understand exactly what it’s like to feel out of control around food, and you will have expert professional guidance to help you break free of this.  As you will learn in the course, “Recovery is a team sport.” If you’ve tried to change your relationship with food on your own in the past, the lack of an empathetic community and professional support may have been the missing pieces that kept you from making genuine progress …  but not anymore.

You will receive the complete audio version of Dr. Tarman’s groundbreaking book, Food Junkies.  Food Junkies is an excellent complement to the course material.  It will help you dive deeper into understanding the biology behind sugar and food addiction and how to identify and overcome a variety of eating problems, such as binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and compulsive restriction.  The book combines solid science with years of clinical experience and includes multiple patients’ inspiring stories of recovery.

A compilation of books, videos, podcasts, and other resources from trusted authorities on sugar and food addiction.  These resources will provide you with ongoing education and support long after the course ends.  This compilation also includes recommended papers from the scientific and medical literature for professionals and interested laypeople who want to explore select peer-reviewed publications in this area of research.

All 18 lessons come with complete transcripts that you can use to follow along while you watch the videos or print out to read at your leisure and refer back to at any time. (Like all the pdf resources that come with the course, you can download and save these—they are yours to keep.)

Dr. Westman guides you through his “prescription-strength” keto method and food list, through which he has helped thousands of patients for more than twenty years. It’s the simplest, least complicated, and most straightforward approach to ridding yourself of food cravings and conquering your addictive behavior around food.

Multiple pdf resources with actionable strategies for managing and avoiding food cravings, dealing with “food pushers,” and getting past the lies the food-addicted brain uses to keep you mired in self-destructive habits.  This information will be invaluable for aiding in your recovery from sugar or food addiction.


Module 1: What is Food Addiction?

Module 2: Am I a Food Addict?

Module 3: Food Addiction Treatment

Module 4: It’s Not Just About the Food

Module 5: Food Addiction Issues


There are logical scientific explanations for why you engage in behaviors that may feel irrational to you.  Certain foods have very specific effects on your brain chemistry – effects that override the “higher-order” part of your brain that controls conscious decision-making and sensible actions.  Learning about these effects and identifying which foods are the most problematic for you are the keys to using this biology in your favor rather than trying to follow diets that work against it at every turn – a strategy that has failed you every time.  The Sugar & Food Addiction course will teach you how to make peace with food and gain control of your eating,  by harnessing your brain chemistry and directing it to work for you in a way that supports healthful habits and food serenity for the long term.  

Additionally, the 3 weeks of support you will get from Dr. Tarman and her team will give you an invaluable foundation for your recovery.  If you found it impossible to make lasting change in the past because you were doing it alone, this course will provide you with a completely different experience—one that’s inspiring and empowering.  The fellowship you’ll experience in a community of people who know exactly how you feel—plus the education and support you’ll receive from trained experts—is the missing piece that will help you be successful now.

**This is the first course of its kind!  Nowhere is this information laid out so clearly for students, professionals, or the lay public.


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