Food addiction is no joke and anyone who says otherwise has never experienced that feeling of eating over 5,000 calories in one sitting and then looking around in pure shame for what you just did. Don’t be embarrassed because until you can come to terms with your addiction and reach out to loved ones your not going to be able to move on and overcome it. Unlike smoking or drugs, food is something you have to consume every day and more than once a day. I’ve had seveal bad episodes where I hit rock bottom and I hope to never get that low again. It was from that constant pressure of trying to lose my weight quicker and quicker that I found myself eating more and more because the pressure i was putting on myself to eat super clean and strict was unrealistic. It backfired big time and so now I’m scale free for a while and I’ve never been happier. Any substance that is taken in excess, regardless of its harmful potential, is considered abuse. An addiction is then defined as the abusive behavior of those who are physically or psychologically dependent upon a substance-food can be that substance. In the same way as a drug or alcohol addiction, people eventually become dependent upon food. There is such a thing as food addiction and it is a serious issue so talk to your parents or loved ones if you need help. I’m also here for support if you need it. There is no shame and nothing to be embarrassed about!