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Signs and Symptoms of Food Addiction

Do you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry? Are you worried that you may suffer from food addiction? Let’s take a look at signs associated with food addiction.

According to an article at, “Food Addiction Signs”

eating disorder“What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Food Addiction?

Researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Science & Policy developed a questionnaire to identify people with food addictions. The Yale food addiction scale includes the following:

  • End up eating more than planned when you start eating certain foods.
  • Keep eating certain foods even if you’re no longer hungry.
  • Eat to the point of feeling ill.
  • Worry about not eating certain types of foods or worry about cutting down on certain types of foods.
  • When certain foods aren’t available, go out of your way to obtain them.
  • The behavior continues despite negative medical consequences.

The questionnaire also seeks to ascertained the impact of food on an individual’s personal life by asking if the following applies:

  • You eat certain foods so often or in such large amounts that you start eating food instead of working, spending time with the family, or doing recreational activities.
  • You avoid professional or social situations where certain foods are available because of fear of overeating.
  • You have problems functioning effectively at your job or school because of food and eating.” To read the entire article click here.

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