I am an addict
I have a real addiction
it is not alcohol or drugs
it is not smoking
it is food

I love to eat
and even when I’m not hungry
will eat chocolate chip cookies
or hazelnut ice cream

I can gain three pounds
after one good meal
and starve myself
for three weeks
to lose them again

When I’m upset
I eat for comfort
when I’m happy
I eat for joy
when I’m bored
I eat to fill up the time

When I’m tired
I eat to get energy
even when I’m very busy
I eat just in case
I won’t have time to later

I am an addict
and live my life
feeling deprived
when I don’t indulge
and feeling guilty when I do

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