Food is an addiction for the obese and for this they have my sympathy.
Since stopping drinking I've continued to struggle with my eating. I literally find it hard to stop once I've started and battle continually to keep my weight acceptable.
A large part of the problem with eating is that, as with drinking, it is an enjoyable thing to do. A hobby really, usually unrelated to hunger (or thirst). It follows that to successfully give it up, one must find something to do in that time, in that place. An alternative hobby.
And I managed to do that with drink. My pass times changed and the way I spend my leisure time changed and I've all but forgotten about it.
Food too, is in every area of my life. Constantly. So presumably to beat it I need to replace the role it plays. And that, I'm afraid, is a work still very much in progress.
For now I'm on those early days where I keep trying, failing, and trying again over and over again.
Hopefully I'll become so fed up I will succeed one day. The problem is compounded by being unable to give up food completely and forever. How can I succeed then if food is a true addiction for those so afflicted?
Words of wisdom welcomed.