It is a war! Five of us at my job just entered into a contest to lose weight over the next 8 weeks. One of them titled our contest Food Wars and I thought it was perfect. Every single day is a battle towards making the right choices so we can win the war and say no to the wrong choices so we won't lose the war.
You know there are good groups, even on here, that deal with food addiction. My boss did the CEA-HOW diet, which is all about breaking away from food additctions. She lost a lot of weight, but over time she slipped back into wrong eating and is one of the Food War players.
Good luck and thank you for posting. It sure helped me to see myself in your words. You know I don't want to give the "demon" what he needs to survive. I want to utterly and completely obliberate him. That will be Victory!