Food addiction: compulsive overeating, bulimia and anorexia.

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today in the world there are more than 10 kinds of dependencies. All of them can be divided into 2 groups:

  • Neurotic;
  • Chemical.

Food addiction refers to a neurotic type, and includes: compulsive overeating, bulimia and anorexia. Eating disorders are not socially dangerous, as, for example, dependence on drugs or alcohol, but they also need to be treated.

Remember: alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gambling, people can live their entire lives, but without food - a maximum of 40 days! Food dependencies are the most socially acceptable forms of addictions, and getting rid of them is a complex and lengthy process. Further more details about the different types of these disorders, we will tell Alena Grotowska - .


Food addiction:

  • Anorexia is a partial or complete refusal of food. The person who suffers from anorexia (often teenage girls), initially reduces the amount of food consumed, and then all might not take it. Its weight is often at least 15% below normal, but he thinks he's fat and scared to gain weight;
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder which is mainly characterized by recurring food sprees and overeating. To avoid obesity, the majority of patients according to the disease at the end of the sprees or otherwise cleanse their stomachs, take diuretics and laxatives or make yourself throw up. Some patients with bulimia resort to periodic fasting or excessive exercise;
  • Compulsive overeating is an eating disorder, which is the overeating that leads to extra pounds and is a natural reaction to distress.


eating Disorders are now 1 of the most acute problems. As reports of the international conference on eating disorders: 10 percent of the population suffers from eating disorders and much more people eat unsustainable food, which greatly affects their health and life.

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