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What Is Food Addiction? - Do You Have It?
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What is Food Addiction? - Do You Have It?

Have you ever asked yourself what is food addiction? Truth is, many people who suffer from food addiction are also dealing with a long list of other health-related illnesses, both physical and emotional. Many food addicts have turned to using food as their “drug”. Food becomes the cure for dealing with the underlying problem. But, just like any other substance abuse, the habit becomes extremely difficult to break without getting professional help. Food becomes an obsession and the person will turn to drastic measures in order to feed the urge.

Sadly, food addiction affects tens of millions of adults and children. The constant need to over eat and indulge on food literally takes over one’s daily life. Often one’s social life is drastically affected and the person who is the addict will either isolate and completely seclude themselves, or, only willingly be with others who share in the same habit.

It is common for people to reach a point of crisis when they finally ask themselves “what is food addiction”, and “do I suffer from it”. This crisis is commonly a serious health problem. You need to understand that when a person overeats for a long period of time, the body reacts and many other health-related issues come into play: i.e. diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and more.

Food addiction almost always leads to obesity. Most food addicts are already obese, or at the very least are “at-risk”. It is often a life-long battle and most people do not have the support system, tools, education or motivation to make a change. For those who feel that they are too far gone in their addiction, even if they are curious enough to ask what is food addiction, still will not be able to reverse the addiction because they simply feel that they just can’t.

Those who work in the medical field of Health & Nutrition, from doctors to nutritionists and personal trainers, are regularly asked what is food addiction? When seeking out the root of the addiction they often will find one common denominator in people who suffer from food addiction: a lack of self-worth. The problem almost always stems from an underlying issue of feeling unworthy of leading a normal, healthy life. Emotional scars left over from say one’s childhood or marital abuse are often examples of the cause that leads a person to turn to food as their comfort...

Food addicts will tell you that food will always feel good, and food will never turn on you, tell you you’re fat, remind you that you are a failure. Food doesn’t talk back and food is a friend. A relationship is built between the person and food, and unfortunately it is like the silent killer if not treated and caught early enough. However, just asking yourself what is food addiction is the first step to getting help and the good news is is that food addiction is curable and obesity can be reversed.


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