Beth has a follower who does not believe in compulsive overeaters, emotional eating and the like. hopefulandfree
Ignorant people do not believe what we know is obvious. It may be caused by hormones, or the body, but when we treat it with the 12 step or similar, it becomes more manageable. We heavy overeaters are the statically normal distribution the other tail from bulimia and anorexia.
We are not many, perhaps only 1 or 2 percent. Many try to use the steps and do not succeed, but were they real compulsive? Some of us have bacteria or the like that keep us addicted to foods, grains, nuts, due to the production of opioid peptides being produced which are addicting. But that is food addiction, the other problem that is not generally accepted. These are beyond sugar/insulin induced overeating, and the misinformation about good diet problem, and excessive hunger issue. Each one must be dealt with by those of us that have the individual problems.
Those who know less that I about this problem still offer no solutions, just abuse. What can we do but abuse back?