A helpful clarification, Esther. Thanks.
It’s no problem if you really can tell the difference between a genuine need for food and addictive desire, but this may not always be clear. It seems to me that we mostly make our best guesses as to where our overeating begins. I go through the research about this in my (free) e-book, “What is Wrong with Intuitive Eating?” which is available at eatingless.com if you haven’t read it already.
Yes, you’re right, they can feel quite different but I wouldn’t want you to think that your body will always – reliably – let you know which one you’re feeling.