Are you an all or nothing, black or white, can go days without overeating but once you start you can’t stop sort of person? If yes, you may be a food addict.
You may try to change your eating habits, but at the first stumble, you think I’ve failed, I blew it, I’m bad – or whatever you do to beat yourself up. You stop doing everything that you were doing that was working.
That’s like spraining an ankle and amputating the leg, or having a flat tire and junking the whole car. Keep on keeping on.