Having never been addicted to drugs or alcohol, I feel completely qualified to compare such addictions to being addicted to food. Relax, relax, I am not making light of substance abuse. I have abusers in my family so I'm completely aware of its seriousness. I also know that addiction is addiction. Something you feel powerless over.
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
I feel enslaved to food. I am addicted to food.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery.