Though food addiction is a so controversial term and no enough statistics are available to support it prevalence. This disorder is common like the other eating disorders like bulimia, binge etc.
Just like the way the drug addicts are keen on the drugs, in food addiction, being addicted to junk food in the same way as the drug addicts. Finds it hard to stop taking the large amounts of food.
Scientific reports states that, food addiction is a cluster of chemical dependencies on some specific foods, after the ingestion of sugar, excess fats or even salts(highly palatable foods), then the brain of some sufferers build up a desire to continue craving for this foods persistently.
Overtime this ordinary diet will alter their thinking and this will result to negative price that they don’t want to take any other kind of food and can’t stop.
The resemblance amid the drug and the food addiction is, in both the same part of the brain, similar neurotransmitter and the physical manifestation are indistinguishable.
In short the food addiction disease causes loss of control of one ability to avoid or stop taking certain foods. To some extent this will make them develop another eating habit that makes them over eat beyond what is required or needed for satiety and healthy nutrition.
This can lead to physical, emotional and social outcomes like digestive problem, obesity, low self-esteem and even heart related disorders. One of the worst of all is isolation and the detrimental costs associated with it. Hence expert are urged to come up with possible solutions to this.
Basis of food addiction.
This are grouped into three causes that are;
Psychological-This are related to emotions or sexual abuse, low self-esteem or having gone through huge loss or grief. Hence these victims use food to cope with those stress of past experience emotions that they encountered.
Biological-This might include hormones difference, defects of the brain structure and effects of the intake of certain medication.
Social reason-This we are most familiar with, comes from the factors like family function, pressure from friends, lack of the basic social support and social isolation. Or any social activity that may trigger you to over eating.
Proper attention you will take against all this causes will assist to cope will all the pressures that lure you to food addiction other than just taking the correct medical approach to the disease.