Thanks to a bustling restaurant culture developing in Toronto and other major Canadian cities, there are many regular folks who now label themselves as “foodies.”
When food is good, we’re inspired to eat it. And sometimes, we are inspired to eat a little more than is good for our waistlines.
But there’s a difference between being a foodie and taking that passion too far. A new study out of Newfoundland’s Memorial University says that one in 20 Canadians can be classified as having a food addiction.
Researchers classify addiction in this context as “compulsive overeating in harmful and unhealthy ways,” says the study’s senior author, Guang Sun. “This is the first finding of its kind,” he adds.
As the National Post notes, Sun and his team asked a group of 652 participants (415 women and 237 men) to answer questions about their eating habits. The method used is known as the Yale Food Addiction Scale, which asks people to describe theirRead More »from One in 20 Canadians is addicted to food, says study