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The Victory Meals Program consists of delicious prepared meals, food coaching, and nutrition education serving the Houston area.  Victory Meals' menu formulation is the result of decades of research and clinical experience.  Prepared Victory Meals contain carefully selected unrefined proteins, fruits, vegetables, and starches. 

We want to earn your business, keep you healthy and help you stop worrying about food.  Join the adventure today and find out how eating unrefined can improve your health!

Joan Ifland
300 Shepherd Drive
Houston, Texas 77007
713-446-3663
joan.ifland@victorymeals.com

Manager of Ordering
832-495-9421
customerservice@victorymeals.com







ABOUT JOAN

Joan Ifland, PhD

Dr. Ifland is a food addiction professional who is active in both practice and research.  

She is the lead author of the first scholarly description of processed food addiction in humans and the first definition of addictive versus non-addictive foods. She was invited by Yale University to submit a chapter describing the processed food addiction syndrome in the textbook, Food and Addiction.  She was also invited to submit a chapter describing the evidence for refined food addiction to Obesity, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention edited by Harry Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS at Georgetown University Medical School, and Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS, MAIChE of the University of Houston.  

Dr. Ifland earned her PhD in 2010 at Union Institute in addictive nutrition. Her MBA was awarded by Stanford Business School and her BA in Economics by Oberlin College.

She is the chair of the Council on Food Addiction at the American College of Nutrition where she has been a member since 2007. She co-founded The Society of Food Addiction Professionals. She co-chaired their first conference on Promising Practices in Food Addiction, and chaired the second conference on the DSM-IV Addiction Criteria in processed food addiction. She consults to 12 Step food addiction groups. She is one of two authors whose books are approved for 12 Step food addiction groups. 

Dr. Ifland has maintained a food addiction practice since 1999. Since 2010, she has served as CEO of Victory Meals, a prepared meal service designed to address processed food addiction.  She is the author of the popular book, Sugars and Flours: How They Make Us Crazy, Sick and Fat which sold in the top 3% of Amazon books for 12 years.

Publications

Popular Book

Ifland, J. R. (2000). Sugars and Flours: How They Make Us Crazy, Sick and Fat and What to Do About It. Bloomington, IN: FirstBooks.

Academic Publications

Ifland, J. R., Preuss. H. G., Marcus, M. T., Taylor, W. C., & Rourke, K. M. (2015). Food Plans in the Treatment of Food Addiction. In D. Bagchi, A. Swaroop & P. H. G. (Eds.), Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention. Boca Ratan, FL: CRC Press. (In Press)

Ifland, J. R., Preuss, H. G., Marcus, M. T., Rourke, K. M., Taylor, W. C., Burau, K., . . . Manso, G. (2009). Refined food addiction: a classic substance use disorder. Med Hypotheses, 72(5), 518-526. doi: S0306-9877(08)00642-7 [pii]

10.1016/j.mehy.2008.11.035 [doi]

Ifland, J. R., Preuss, H. G., Marcus, M. T., Rourke, K. M., Taylor, W. C., & Lerner, M. (2012). The Evidence for Refined Food Addiction. In D. Bagchi & H. G. Preuss (Eds.), Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention (2nd ed., pp. 53-72). Boca Ratan, FL: CRC Press.

Ifland, J. R., Preuss, H. G., Marcus, M. T., Taylor, W. C., Rourke, K. M., & Wright, H. T. (2014). Processed Food Addiction and Cardiovascular Disease. Revista Factores de Risco, 33, 69-93. 

Ifland, J. R., Sheppard, K., & Wright, H. T. (2012). From the Front Lines: The Impact of Refined Food Addiction on Well-Being. In K. Brownell & M. Gold (Eds.), Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ifland, J. R., Preuss. H. G., & Marcus, M. T. (Eds.). (2015). Clinical Practice in Food Addiction. Boca Ratan, FL: CRC Press. (Under contract)

Ifland. J. R., Preuss. H. G., Marcus, M. T., Taylor, W. C., & Rourke, K. M. (2015). Cravings Pathology in Food Addiction. J Am Coll Nutr, (Requested

Ifland, J. R., Preuss, H. G., Marcus, M. T., Taylor, W. C., & Rourke, K. M. (2015). Commentary: Clearing the Confusion around Food Addiction. J Am Coll Nutr, (In Press

Tsuei J, Ifland J, & Preuss H. G. (2012). Refined Food Addiction. The Original Internist, 19, 103-109. 

Wright, H. T., & Ifland, J. R. (2014). Obesity Epidemic: Understanding Addiction in Managing Overeating. Behavioral Health Nutrition Newsletter, Academy of Nutrition and Diet, 32(2), 1 & 3-6. 



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