Do you eat when you have a bad mood or problems? Do you eat secretly from everyone? Do you feel remorse after overeating? Well, most likely, you have a food addiction! For many people, food is a drug. With the help of food people feel at ease in the company of other people; eating is the only way to relax after work and have fun.
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What is food addiction? This is a loss of control, a person stops eating to live, and eats for pleasure. A person, who has a food addiction, thinks endlessly about food, about excess weight, about his appearance and in parallel consumes large portions of food. In fact, people with food addiction prefer and eat foods that are classified as harmful and not healthy.
Regular overeating and night trips to the refrigerator indicate a problem that requires immediate resolution. That is why we want to show you a list of 8 true signs of a food addiction. Read, take notes, and stop overeating!
#1. You keep eating, even with a full belly
In itself, the desire to continue to eat after you have already dealt with a full-fledged dish, does not speak of frustration. For example, it is normal to sometimes want an ice cream after a steak with potatoes and vegetables. However, if this happens systematically, and you can not control yourself, then probably it's about food addiction.
In severe cases, you simply can not stop until the food runs out, or you begin to experience terrible discomfort. The stomach is stuffed full of food, and it looks like it will explode if you eat one more piece.
#2. You eat more than planned
Probably, you are faced with people who easily refuse the second portion of something tasty. Moreover, they may not eat the first portion, unless they plan it in advance.
For some, this approach to eating looks like a feat. And if you take a piece of cake, and then you find yourself in front of an empty box from under it, it's definitely addiction. The same mechanism operates here as for drug addiction: the concept of “moderation” simply does not exist.
#3. You feel guilty, but you continue to overeat
You do not just eat too much, but you realize that this is wrong and harmful. But remorse does not ease the situation. You fall into a vicious circle, in which you are happy only when you have a plate with goodies. The rest of the time you are suffering. Is not it a signal to go out and eat again to feel happy?
#4. You come up with excuses to eat
You decided to follow the path of moderation, but sooner or later you will feel the desire for food. And in your head will start bidding, during which you come up with a million arguments, why you can break your promises.
For example, today is a holiday, you had a bad day, which should be “sweetened”, or, conversely, successful, and this should be celebrated… In short, you have a million reasons to eat forbidden products, and they all sound so logical, so rational that there is no reason to resist.
#5. You hide food from others
When the relationship with food is not very healthy, you understand that it's better to hide it from others. You can secretly sneak to the refrigerator at night, hastily eat a chocolate bar on the way from shop to house, and carry a supply of harmful products in the car. This point directly overlaps with the previous one, the only difference is that the power of feelings of guilt increases many times.
#6. You seek excuses to break your promises
Sometimes people, who quit smoking, especially create a stressful event, to return to a cigarette. With food, such situations are also possible, and if you simulate situations to overeat with a clear conscience, and then shift the blame for this on someone else, then it speaks of addiction.
#7. You overeat, despite the health problems
Sooner or later, indiscipline in food will lead to health problems. In the short term, it can be overweight, acne, fatigue, in the long term – diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, problems with the cardiovascular system. And in this case, overeating will also be appropriate to compare with drug abuse: you know that your dependence slowly kills you, but you can not break out of its networks.
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#8. You refuse meetings and parties because of food
You can no longer ignore the problem, and you begin to avoid meetings and holidays that can have food. For example, you are not going to celebrate the birthday of your beloved grandmother, because you know that you will not resist her fatty steaks and mouth-watering cake. And this will lead to another round of overeating and feelings of guilt.
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