Addicted to Food
Compulsive overeater, 50 years old, 5'6", 340 lbs.
Robby is a professional guitarist in Las Vegas whose eating has spiraled out of control. He splurges at casino buffets and hides candy and chips in his house. In recent years Robby has developed diabetes, which has caused him to lose the feeling in his feet. He worries that this condition, called neuropathy, will progress to his hands and endanger his ability to play the guitar. He says, "Am I addicted to food? I???m not addicted to broccoli." Robby admits he doesn't know why he eats compulsively, but with his profession, and his very life at stake, he knows he must face his addiction before tragedy strikes.