Food Addiction

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...

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...

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