Here’s something that I’ve always thought might be true: Overeating Really Is An Addiction For Obese People.
Obese people who eat huge amounts of food may be doing so because regions of their brain that control satiety (fullness) are also those that trigger cravings for drug addicts, say researchers from New York, USA. The scientists say that they now have a better understanding of how the brain and the stomach interact with emotions to cause overeating and obesity.
I am not trying to find excuses for my weaknesses, nor trying to put the blame for my lack of willpower on something else. But my problems with over-eating have always felt like they were more than just gluttony. Sometimes, I’ve felt literally addicted to food. And this study indicates that there is at least a possibility this feeling is legitimate.