What Is Food Addiction?


Food addiction is when food takes on a bigger than life role in your life. It’s what you get up for in the morning, it’s on your mind constantly throughout the day; it’s what drives your choices. In fact, your entire world revolves food. You chase it to elicit a certain emotional response. You keep eating until you get as close as you can to elicit that emotional, feel good response. You have a desire to stop but you can’t. It’s harming your health, you know this, but you can’t seem to control it. It’s your secret lover. You constantly steal away to be with it. Lovers’ rendezvous if you will.

Food addiction is spiritual and it’s physical. That a tough battle to fight on your own. It’s spiritual because it’s a heart issue. Something else is controlling your heart, your affections, your mind, your will, and your emotions, and it’s not God. It’s physical because overtime, there are chemical changes that takes place in the brain that perpetuates your compulsive need to eat. In fact, research shows that the reward and pleasure center in the brain that is activated by addictive drugs such as cocaine and heroin, are also activated by binge eating on processed food. Foods high in fat, sugar and salt mimics the same addictive responses in the brain as if you were using cocaine and heroin. The good news is, is that there is help and there is hope. God always provides a way of escape.

1 Cor. 10:13.

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is