Are you a foodie or a full-blown food addict?

It can be difficult to distinguish between overeating and food addiction.

It can be difficult to distinguish between overeating and food addiction.

What you need to know:

  • Food addiction has a lot in common with drug abuse because both experiences trigger dopamine release.
  • Foods that contain sugars and fats raise your blood sugar levels which explains why they tend to be addictive.
  • Not only can food addiction cause problems with your health, it also puts a strain on relationships and other areas of your life.

Do you ever feel like no amount of food can satisfy your hunger? It could be cravings for particular foods -- perhaps salty chips or a chocolate bar.  Some people may eat away their problems while others turn to food to alleviate negative emotions. Food addiction is not just a problem for people on TV - it's a reality for many people.

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