Difficulties of Food Addiction

WHY FOOD ADDICTION IS SO DIFFICULT TO HANDLE ALONE

Unlike many other addictive substances such as recreational drugs, food addiction comes with it’s own set of difficulties. Given that food is a necessity for life as well as there being many triggers to eat the more unhealthy foods, many food addicts are constantly bombarded with visual and emotional cues during their recovery.

Even a heroin addict might have it easier in this regard since avoiding the appearance of ‘needles’ or heroin during recovery is more practical.

THE SOCIAL ASPECT

The most addictive foods tend to be used in social occasions. They are used in celebrations, workplaces, on our billboards, at sports events, our spiritual organizations, and just about everywhere we shop.

Oftentimes, a food addict might have a difficult time maintaining their recovery when others in their household insist on keeping triggers around. Many food addicts have also specified that they feel as if they are isolating themselves in get-togethers when saying they must have a special plate of food during gatherings. Others agree that they hold a lot of guilt about depriving their live-in friends and family of processed food by insisting on not having any in the house.

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