Food Addicts – Diets Don't Work, Treatment Does
For food addicts, diet is not the answer to recovery. Professional treatment is. If you or someone you love is addicted to food, call now, toll-free, at . All calls are confidential and we are available day or night.
What is a Food Addict?
Food addicts are individuals with extreme eating behaviors, primarily a preoccupation with food, food availability and the pleasure and anticipation of eating food.
Some characteristics of food addicts include:
- Inability to control thoughts about food and food consumption
- Obsession with weight and body image
- Repeatedly eating when not hungry
- Eating in secret
- Feelings of shame and guilt after eating
Often food addicts seem physically healthy, but are constantly fixated on food and weight. They crave food, yet work tirelessly to control their food consumption and maintain their weight. This obsession can be overwhelming, and can lead to shame, depression and hopelessness.
Food addiction is similar to alcohol abuse and drug addiction, and like someone with a substance abuse addiction, professional treatment is required for recovery. For food addicts, diet alone is not the answer. Treatment must include a number of therapies that address the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Learn more about food addiction treatment.
Help for Food Addicts is a Call Away
Take the first step in overcoming food addiction and call today at . Our trained professionals can help you locate effective food addiction treatment programs nationwide. Food addicts can lead a healthy and productive life. Call now.