I think about it like a man thinks about sex.
Even if I'm full.
I diet and fantasize about pasta.
Sometimes I eat well all day, binge at night, and vomit
So, this is me, without the binging. I'm too concerned with the appearance of my face because I hate my body, and I don't want vomit to ruin my teeth.
But, same page. It's honestly a food addiction if you fantasize about eating food, and it's so much worse when you're trying to diet. If I'm dieting, and just trying to take my mind off thinking, but I see characters on a sitcom are eating I'm looking and thinking about the food on their plates. I knew it was bad one time when it happened while I was watching The Simpsons. I feel like it has so many similarities to a substance addiction, but it's so different to try to cure.
omg are you me? I could eat fries and pasta every day for the rest of my life - oh and watermelon Sour Patch Kids. I never purged but after I feel full from anything, even healthy foods, I get ill and feel like I'm going to vomit. It's a total coping mechanism to eat. I had to put my dog down today and I drank like three giant fountain sodas and ate a large fry, as well as my sister's small fry. fml. I would eat buttered noodles every day if I could. I like healthy food just fine, but why does the food that's worst for you have to taste so delicious and be so addictive?
/emotional eater problems
I love food because its delicious, but I didn't realize I also emotionally eat until recently. My dad had started chemo in March (he's okay now!) and from March to May I gained 30 pounds. THIRTY POUNDS. In two months. I didn't realize what I was doing to myself until it was too late and now I'm back to the turmoil that is dieting, except I've never had to lose this much so it's very sad to think I'll be limiting my calories to 1200 every day for at least the next five months. That shouldn't make a person upset, but it does. It's so hard, and it's so hard for other people to try to understand.
Edit: And I'm very very very sorry to hear about your doggy :(