When Food Becomes an Addiction

We have all done it…ate to the point where we were uncomfortable, but for some it becomes an addiction. Binge Eating Disorder or BED has become more common than bulimia and anorexia combined, and can lead to digestive disorders, increased weight and even Diabetes.

Some of the habits of people with BED include eating in private or lying about what they have eaten. Also craving starch and sugar (carbohydrates) can be a symptom for BED suffers.  Carbohydrates trigger the pleasure center of the brain much like any other drug addiction, which leads to craving and overeating.

If any of this sound like you, it may be time to seek professional help. Therapy may help to discover the underlying issues than can be driving you to overeat. Overeaters Anonymous and nationaleatingdisorders.org can help you find the support you need.