Dr Jame Stubbs is involved in the pan European research programme Diogenes - which aims to advance understanding of obesity.
He claims, when writing about a survey for Slimming World, that a junk food fix is like the response an addict gets to drugs.
" Slimmers feel trapped by food cravings. They take comfort in food when they are down, then feel guilty and judged, so take comfort in food again."
However, he doesn't say anything about withdrawal symptoms, that a drug addict may feel.
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