Food addiction is a real addiction, and more and more people hooked on food as a drug.
We can fully depend on the food, like cigarettes, alcohol or drugs. In all these cases, the compulsive behavior would be to show complete dependence, as the repeated exposure to certain impulses affect the pleasure centers in the brain, creating then the effect of thirst, consumption, regret – and it all happens again and again.
The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, showed that for many people excess weight and obesity is a symptom of their delusions of the food – about 29% of them are completely dependent on food. More than 40% of Americans are obese, and overall, 71.6 per cent overweight, have at least unhealthy food cravings.