Food Addiction

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...

Lunchmeat Pockets

Jim’s relationship with food has always been painful. In grade school, he slept-walked to the refrigerator and ate. He remembers his mother finding lunch meat hidden in his pants pockets. He was an obese child whose life...

Funny Addict

Vanessa comes form a family of addicts and enablers. She claims her father brought LSD into the country for Timothy Leary to try. Her home life as a child was horrible. Her mother would withhold food and sweets, but had no...

Almost Like Crack

Wendy’s eating was much like an addiction to crack-cocaine. It began for her at age 2. She enjoyed eating and even after cleaning her plate she would beg for more. If she still felt hungry, she would steal food right off...

Safe And Happy

Eating was the only way Janet could feel safe and happy. Her worries vanished when she was alone with her food. She first turned to food for comfort as a child, when dealing with a mentally ill mother, Janet had to be the...

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...

Living To Eat

Andrea remembers as a little girl that she felt something was wrong with her. It began when she scarfed down a big piece of cake and asked her mother to give her more. She feels that as an overeater, the body’s message of...

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...

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