There are many barriers to healthy eating in our environment, such as social pressures and a low availability of convenient healthy foods. There are also many barriers within ourselves, such as habit and low expectations of one’s ability to improve. Food addiction, whether it is to sugar, fats, or eating in general, can be one of the most powerful internal barriers. Addiction stems from changes in nerve signaling in the emotion portion of our brain. We start off “liking” something, which escalates to “cravings”, and ultimately to an excessive (meaning life-interfering) dependence.