We live in the age of processed information where lies is more likely to spread 70% faster and to more people(1) than something truthful. In the realm of online food and nutrition, it is very important that you don't project your own demons and issues with foods toward others or be haunted by the fears and issues of others online. Therefore, taking the Yale Food Addiction Scale Test(2) will save you from learning or projecting poor habits and perhaps lead you down the path of finding proper and expert help on this matter.
It is also important to note that the actual statistics on food addiction are as below(3):
- 5-10% of people in the general population
- 15-25% of people with obesity
- 30-50% of people with severe obesity or binge eating disorder