30 May '11, 9pm

Quick fixes: His treatment plan would include behavioural modification therapy, and teaching food addicts how to...

EVERY night, Amanda (not her real name) finishes several packets of crackers. As if in a trance, the 40-year-old can't stop bingeing until there is nothing left in her snack pantry. "The moment I open a packet of chips, I know I won't be able to stop until I finish everything. Sometimes, I'll fall asleep munching on snacks," she said. The morning after, she is always horrified and guilty to find snack crumbs all over her bed. Even so, Amanda is unable to stop her nightly binges and continues replenishing the snacks in her pantry. Janny Tan, 28, on the other hand, can't live without her bubble tea. While she doesn't think she's addicted to the drink, Janny admitted that she gets tremendously "irritable and sleepy" if she doesn't get her daily fix - with extra sugar and pearls. Once, she made her boyfriend drive to another outlet to get her bubble tea, when her regular bubbl...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Health/EDC110531-0000017/Quick...

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