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Emotional Symptoms of Food Addiction

• Do you find yourself feeling depressed, hopeless, sad or ashamed about your eating

or your weight?

• Do you find yourself eating when you are upset or reward yourself with food when

you do something good?

• Have you ever noticed after eating sugar, flour, or wheat that you become more


Food addicts notice that their emotions become more severe, intense, or unreasonable when eating the addictive substances. For many food addicts, emotional life may deteriorate into despair, depression, or thoughts of suicide

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