Food addiction is one of the forms of psychologically determined addictive behavior, expressed in the inability of a person to resist the need for food intake. At the same time, the need is not due to the physiological feeling of hunger or thirst, but to the psycho-emotional state, which entails such an activity as the absorption of food.
Food in modern society becomes a drug, legal permission to have fun, relieve stress, make an appointment or take time out. The secondary benefits presented by the process of absorption of food are enormous - they will help the shy youth to communicate with the girl, and the person filled up with work will not be convicted after leaving for lunch, unlike a walk in the park that takes the same amount of time. Food collects people in certain companies, where easier and more pleasant communication is established - remember the cheerful laughter on the smoking room or near the coffee machine, and how it stops when people leave these places.
Signals of the emergence of dependence is a change in the former way of life and behavior, irritability and anxiety appear, relationships change, and the main part of a person’s thoughts revolves around food and there is an inability to refuse to reflect on this topic or from an extra piece of food. This dependence manifests itself mainly on sweet, spicy, fast food products, usually it is a junk food containing fats and carcinogens.