Here’s another great post at the Eating Well blogs (my favorite). It’s about FOOD ADDICTION. Here’s an excerpt:
[H]ow do you know if your relationship with food is just normal cravings or if you might have a more serious food addiction? People talk about being “addicted to sugar,” “addicted to potato chips” and, probably most commonly, “addicted to chocolate.” But people who chronically crave food, like those with alcohol and drug addictions, are highly conditioned to abuse their substance of choice, Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) told Gorman when she talked with her for EatingWell‘s April issue. If thinking about food rules your life, seek help from a professional.
If you’re someone dealing with occasional cravings, restructuring your day and planning ahead can help you resist overwhelming temptation.
Then she enumerates five ways to deal with the temptation. Check it out here.