Social Symptoms of Food Addiction
• Do you eat in private so no one will see you?
• Do you go to social events and focus on the food,
rather than on the people?
• Do you steal other people’s food?
• Are you more interested in what food is served at
social gatherings than looking forward to the warmth
of being with the people attending?
A food addict’s social life is affected by intense obsessive
thinking about food. Making eye contact with people and
taking an interest in developing friendships or intimate
relationships become secondary to locating and eating
addictive foods. Food addicts often hide or steal foods and
eat in secret.