Food addiction is a terrible disease that can lead to disastrous consequences if not treated. Unlike individuals with bulimia, overeaters who have a food addiction in South Florida, do not attempt to compensate for their bingeing with purging behaviors such as fasting, laxative use, or vomiting. Compulsive overeaters, or food addicts, will typically eat when they are not hungry.
Their obsession is demonstrated in that they spend excessive amounts of time and thought devoted to their food addiction, and secretly plan or fantasize about eating alone. Compulsive overeating usually leads to weight gain and obesity, but not everyone who is obese is also a compulsive overeater. In addition to binge eating, compulsive overeaters can also engage in grazing behavior. During which, they return to pick at food throughout the day. These things result in consuming a large overall number of calories. Even if the quantities of food at any one time may be small.
Food addiction in South Florida can be managed safely, we offer an effective program to deal with this type of addiction. People struggling with food addiction tend to display many of the same characteristics that alcoholics and drug addicts display. Food addicts or compulsive eaters, develop a physical, mental, emotional craving, and chemical addiction to food. The mere fact of eating food causes a chemical response in the brain similar to using drugs. It makes the person feel better for a limited amount of time.
Finding help for food addiction in South Florida may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
The Delray Center for Healing is conveniently located in Delray Beach. Here, we can help you overcome your food addiction if you let them. Please give us a call as soon as possible.
Since 2003, the Delray Center for Healing has provided exceptional psychiatric and therapeutic care for mental health, eating, and substance use disorders. To learn more about our philosophy and treatment approach, download our free e-book, “Psychiatry Redefined,” written by our founder and medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD.