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Question Addicted to Food - December 31st 2010, 10:57 PM

I am a huge food lover, not even a lover, I crave it. I can eat all day long, it's like if I know it is in there I will think about it for a long time until I finally just go and eat it. I want to get help so bad with it, but then when I actually do talk about it with people, they think that I'm lying for some reason. They think that just because I'm not big that it can't happen to me, which is not true at all. It happens to me all day, I don't even have to be hungry and I want food. I just want it to be over and I can move on. I can't even go into a store without me having to pick up something to eat, I walk around the whole store and think about food and completely forget what I actually came in the store for. Just because I can't take my mind off of it. It drives me crazy, and people just expect you to get over it, but it is not that easy and I wish that everyone would understand that.
As I write this, I am thinking about a cupcake and I just got done eating. I don't even know what to do about it anymore, I am just so tired of it eating me away. I get such a rush when I eat. I don't know, just need some advice I guess.


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Re: Addicted to Food - December 31st 2010, 11:45 PM

Some people naturally find comfort in food, but when it gets to the point of where it's interfering with your everyday life, I'd say you should seek professional opinion. Maybe talk to your doctor?


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Re: Addicted to Food - December 31st 2010, 11:49 PM

There are absolutely counselors that deal with this type of issue. Some would even classify it under EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified) but it is a type of addictive behavior. Talking to a counselor might help you to get to the root of your problem.


   
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Re: Addicted to Food - January 1st 2011, 01:32 AM

Maybe I shoulda, but it is just so enduring and comforting, but thanks so much!


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Re: Addicted to Food - January 1st 2011, 09:00 PM

What kind of food do you find yourself craving? Sugary food? Or all food?

You don't need to answer this, but it is something to consider: did you at any point in your life suffer from not having enough food?

A couple other considerations:

Are you nutritionally deficient in anything?

And do you have any kind of mental problem that would occur alongside an addiction (i.e. depression)? Like I said, no need to answer here, but it is something to consider.



   
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Re: Addicted to Food - January 1st 2011, 11:56 PM

I really crave anything, and i havent always been this way it just happened when i was 13-14. I have always have enough food and im very healthy, idk what is going on...but thanks!


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Re: Addicted to Food - January 3rd 2011, 11:21 PM

I really suggest talking to a doctor about it. They could decide what the best thing to do about it is.


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