Food Addiction Symptoms

Food Addiction Symptoms

What is Food Addiction?

Food addiction is dependent upon the good feelings that are obtained from consuming certain foods even when not hungry. This type of behavior generates a vicious cycle. As food addict continues to gorge upon foods that induce pleasurable feelings, they often overindulge and eat beyond what is needed for normal nutrition. 

For those who have an addiction to food, highly palatable foods trigger chemical reactions in the brain that induce feelings of pleasure and satisfaction. This reaction has been explained as comparable to an addict’s response to their substance of choice, as it activates the same brain reward center.

The Signs and Symptoms of Food Addiction 

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Eating more food
  • Eating more food than one can physically tolerate
  • Going out of your way to obtain certain foods
  • Eating to the point of feeling ill
  • Continuing to eat certain foods even if no longer hungry
  • Avoiding social interactions, relationships, or functions to spend time eating certain foods
  • Eating in secret
  • Difficulty function in a career or job due to decreased efficiency
  • Decreased energy, chronic fatigue
  • Spending a significant amount of money on buying certain foods for bingeing purposes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disorders
  • Restlessness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Irritability
  • Headaches

Effects of Being a Food Addict

If food addiction is left ignored or untreated, it can rapidly begin consuming your life, creating damaging and chronic symptoms. The following are some of the effects of an addiction to food:

Being a Food Addict

Physical Effects

Psychological Effects

  • Increased feelings of anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Emotional detachment or numbness
  • Additionally, food addiction can have an impact on your social life and relationships. 

Social Effects

  • Avoidance of social events or functions
  • Lack of enjoyment in hobbies or activities once enjoyed
  • Decreased performance at work or school
  • Isolation from loved ones

Overcoming Food Addiction

Those who are addicted to food have likely experienced a roller coaster of emotions, including despair, frustration, and hopelessness. Having an addiction to food may prevent you from enjoying the life you once lived, though there is always the possibility of healing.

Using HCG Diet

Food addiction may lead to certain effects or health conditions if you will not manage it. HCG diet will not only control your weight but also the conditions linked with weight gain. The HCG plays an important role in regulating metabolism. This diet protocol has these benefits:

•        Burning of adipose tissue for energy

•        Improved metabolic function

•        Energy boost

•        Whole-body weight loss

•        Lower cholesterol

•        Preserve muscle integrity

•        Hormone regulation

•        Less hunger

•        Improved endurance

•        Confidence boost

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Food Addiction Symptoms