Binge Eating Disorder Food addiction is different than known eating disorders. Food addicts find it difficult to stop eating and easily give in to their cravings. They start off small, but slowly increase their food portions. People are genetically prone to food addiction. A person who has irregular weight and experiences drastic changes in weight is in need of professional help.

In many cases, food addiction is result of a psychological eating disorder. Sometimes, a health professional may wrongly diagnose the disorder. This can be attributed to the fact that some health professionals are unwilling to probe into the patient’s chemical dependency on food. Therapy, diet, and exercise alone won’t work for food addicts. They must physically abstain from the foods they crave. Very few people give a thought to the seriousness of food addiction. Continue Reading