Obesity: Addiction, Illness, or just plain Fat-Bashing?
Are we taking this too far? Compulsive eating is undeniably a problem for many individuals, as are other eating disorders, with physical health as well as mental health implications. But an addiction? Substance abuse?
If overeating is an addiction, why isn't just plain eating an addiction? Once you start, it's pretty hard to stop. If you don't have food, you crave it. If you see food, you want to consume it. If you haven't had it for a while, you start to have dreams about it. And when you do eat, it's only a short while before the effect wears off and you want more.
File under "oh, please... sometimes you just have to say 'no, that's going too far'..."?