Obsessing about food and the amount that you consume is an addiction. From bulimia and anorexia to overeating and obesity; the link between all of these addictive behaviors is the fact that food controls every aspect of your life. If you’re spending time obsessing about food and the amount that you consume, then you may have a Food Addiction. The effects of a long term food addiction can have a physical affect on your body as well as your mental and emotional state of mind. Breaking the cycle of food addiction is one of the hardest things to do, and A Center for Recovery has the most up to date information and resources about where you can go to get the help you deserve
What is a Food Addiction?
We need food to be able to fuel our bodies and live. When food becomes an obsession however, it turns into a food addiction. Many food addictions are based in the psychological aspects of the way that we feel about ourselves. Comfort eating is a way of dealing with emotional pain and issues of self worth. Starving yourself as an anorexic or ?binging and purging? in the case of a bulimic is another way of exercising control over the amount of food that you consume. It may be that you feel out of control in other areas of your life and by restricting or increasing the amount of food that you consume you feel that you have more control over your life. In reality; you are out of control.
How do I know if I have a Food Addiction?
Do you obsess about food? Do you obsess about the amount of food that you eat? Does food make you feel better, when you’re feeling depressed? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to look carefully at your relationship with food and how to break the cycle of control and obsession.
- You think about food all of the time in between meals
- You need food to help you deal with the emotional issues in your life
- Food makes you feel better about yourself
- You feel guilty about overeating and have feelings of worthlessness every day
Food addiction is closely linked to our psychological state. Recognizing your food addiction may be the most important step in the process to complete recovery and a better idea of your self worth.
Action Against Addiction Where To Get Help
?You cannot give up food, which makes this one of the most difficult addictions to recover from. A Center for Recovery offers you trained support from people who have been in the same situation as you have. Your search for a Food Addiction treatment program starts with just one phone call.
If you have a food addiction or want to find out more about food addiction for a loved one or family member, then make the call today.
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