Ah, I think I get that. The addictive mindset can lead to the desire or support a desire that comes up. So I can have the thought “Help, I have a huge deadline – I can’t cope” and in rolls the desire to stuff. Or, I can feel the desire, and rationalize it with “Oh, I can’t deal with this right now because I have a deadline.”
Either way, the real issue is the desire and how I choose to work with it: owning choice and recognizing my reasons to eat and not eat.
I don’t have to complicate the stool with an extra leg. But, offline so to speak, away from the desire, it may serve me to work through some of my rationalizations.