Food addiction is common because it is tangible, easy to get and inexpensive. Food addicts typically don’t realize they are addicts until they are either confronted with a bad doctor visit or a concerned family member. Food addicts typically find comfort in food when they are feeling upset and not sure how to handle a problem. Overeating is terrible not only for your jean size but your personal health because of the weight gain and lack of nutritional food. Here are 4 signs that you may be addicted to food:
You eat until you feel sick: If you eat so much food that you start to feel sick and you continue until you stop or physically can’t take it anymore that is a warning flag you may be addicted to food. The feeling of being too full accompanied with a stomach ache isn’t good. If you have these often you may want to seek help.
You hide food: Whether you hide certain foods in your home, office or car this signifies that you feel guilt for eating it. Feeling guilty is a common emotion for those who overeat. Another way someone may show signs is eating in private, hiding from others while consuming food.
You eat at off times: Eating at different hours than you typically eat is a sign you may be overeating. Sneaking to the kitchen in the middle of the night or after a really big meal for more food can be considered a sign as well.
You eat emotionally: Feeding yourself when you feel down isn’t abnormal, however when you start to reply on food to make you feel better, you have built an unhealthy relationship with food. Food cannot be your healing source because you are not confronting the root of the real problem. Eating when you are very happy is always a sign that you may be addicted to food.
If you feel that you may be addicted to food the first step is to head to your doctor’s office. They will most likely to a full body checkup and help you assess your health needs. From there it is best that you seek help from a professional therapist. Seeing a therapist will help you address the real issue you are overeating, once that has been established working with a nutritionist will help you understand food and your body better.
Monta the mother of three children serves as an Expert Advisor on multiple household help issues to many Organizations and groups, and is a mentor for other “Mom-preneurs” seeking guidance. She is a regular contributor of “elder care jobs”. You can get in touch with her at montafleming6Atgmail dotcom
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