An addiction is just an unmet need in someone’s life that usually all comes back to a safety & security issue in their childhood. Avoid that one will fill usually with a substance, over or under eating or highs like sex & exercise.
It does not matter what the addiction is to, it’s what’s causing the addiction at the ground level that needs to be addressed.
Anything that is done regularly enough that you can’t stop doing that causes you “any” kind of pain or suffering is considered an addiction.
The same person with varying body fat % requires different approach’s to a meal plan that works long term, so as a client begins to get results things need to begin to also change with what they are eating.
The current body fat % of a client is one of many things factored in regularly to an effective meal plan for lasting FAT LOSS. That’s why it is very rare to find someone that has lost a lot of weight following the same approach to FAT LOSS from start to finish “& kept it off” The body is constantly adapting & changing how it responds to the different macro-nutrients & the total amount consumed as it gets leaner or gains weight.
Storing body fat in different areas means different things & the approach to reduce body fat past the first few kg’s needs to fit the individual.
Yes genetics play a role but usually only due to the fact that the children or grand children have just followed suit having the same nutrition & lifestyle habits from the parents or grand parents. (Monkey-see-monkey-do) Storing body fat in certain areas is a dead giveaway of things going on internally that need slightly different approaches to get the result everyone’s looking for.