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What Is Food Addiction?

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Food addiction is essentially a condition where people use food to deal with their emotions. We often think about addictions in terms of drug, and alcohol and those substances can help to numb people, to help them escape reality for a bit, and food can actually do a similar thing, when you're eating food in large quantities very quickly and you're just thinking about the food and sometimes even the physical discomfort and that can really distract you from all the other situations that you might be avoiding in your life.