Category - Food Addiction

Transferring the Addiction

Pat was a food addict in recovery when she began drinking.  She most of her life overweight and having a severe addiction to food.  She learned to use food to feel comfort whenever she felt rejected or guilty.  Pat ate until she...

Felt Great

Growing up in Manhattan, in New York City, Alana went to all the best schools.  She and her friends all came from affluent families residing on Park Avenue.  Alana thinks her first drug was food; she ate to feel good about...

Her Lover And Best Friend

Always referred to as “large”, Carol knew she had an eating disorder at a very young age.  When she lived on her own, she would go shopping on Friday night and buy huge gallons of ice cream, cookies, sandwiches, soda...

She’d Eat Anything

Before Raquel entered a twelve-step fellowship for compulsive eaters, she’d eat anything. Upon entering her fellowship, she weighed in excess of 200 lbs and on her small frame. She knows now she abused certain foods; like...

Eating His Whole Life

Lindsey is a compulsive overeater, but he never knew it. Looking back, he can honestly say he’s been a compulsive overeater his whole life. Lindsey remembers, as a child, being sent to the grocery store to fetch food for...

Eating For Praise

Joe comes from a background of food.  His Italian family revolved around meals; the grocery shopping, the preparation, and the family gathering around the table.  His very large extended family regularly engorged themselves at...

Grandma Said I Was Fat

Jill’s life focused daily on how much she felt she should or should not be eating, and how her diet would affect her body size. She would worry constantly that if she ate just a bit too much at one meal, she would get fat;...

Filling Up With Food

As a child, Sue didn’t know her desire to eat certain foods was an illness. Sue remembers hovering around candy dishes, and taking way more than her share of special holiday treats. Much like other addicts, Sue tried to keep up...

Sugary Sobriety

Claire is a food addict, which she says is a bit different from being a “Overeater.”  They are not overeaters, often, but they use food and its ingredients as a drug. Claire says anything floury would relieve her...

No Sweets

Millie was rarely permitted to eat sweets as a child. Her parents believed in hearty, often unique, foods. When she got older, and had discretionary money, she indulged to her heart’s delight. She never felt she had a...

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