Addictions to certain foods can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose addictions to certain foods, we could:
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Are there any foods that you eat often and would have great difficulty giving up? Examples include meat, cheese, bread products, chocolate.
Possible responses:→ No / I could give up anything / don't know
→ Yes, definitely
We may actually be allergic to the very foods we most crave. By eliminating these foods from our diet for 10-14 days, the cravings may disappear as the withdrawal symptoms cease.
When the digestive system fails to properly convert food into nutrients, poorly-digested food particles fail to reach the blood stream and can cause cravings for these missing nutrients.