Do You Identify as a Food Addict?
Like so many of us here, I am an emotional eater who has felt obsessive about food. Food is always on my mind. I am immoderate with it. I've hidden it. I've allowed it control my mood. I've felt guilt and shame around it. I've hurt myself with food. I go to food to help me numb emotions that feel too much for me. Food has come between me and going out with friends. Binge-eating disorder is what I have, but I realize recently that food addiction is a thing. I've been reading about it in books and also started attending support group meetings for the addiction. For the first time in almost 40 years I actually feel like I am beginning to see what has plagued me through my life. Does anyone else identify as a food addict?