Category - Food Addiction

Crazy Diets

Belinda is an overeater who addiction isn’t marked by continual weight gain, but via increasingly crazy diets. She would bond with certain food items so fiercely she would isolate herself from other people. When it was...

Halloween Candy

Raquel eats and doesn’t stop.  She was overweight and physically unhealthy, and resigned to her life.  She couldn’t prevent herself from eating.  Halloween was her favorite as she had access to seemingly endless...

Transferring the Addiction

Pat was a food addict in recovery when she began drinking.  She spent 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...

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...

Private Pyle

Paul was the “fat boy” in the military. He had hoped that by joining the service he would be battling America’s foes, but as he had been doing his whole life, he was battling the extra pounds; the extraneous...

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...

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