In season 1, Sylvia told Dr. Phil that her eating was out of control and that she was consumed with a desperate need to eat candy, super-sized fast food, and doughnuts – whenever she was stressed or upset.

“I’m a food junkie,” she said in this clip from 2002. “I’m even thinking about taking up smoking, just so I can stop eating.”

When Dr. Phil asked, “What are you running from?” how did Sylvia respond?

See more from this Classic Dr. Phil episode here. And later, find out how Sylvia says she’s doing today.

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