― Iris Williamsâ uncontrollable eating began when she was a little girl. Food -- the stuff we need to fuel our bodies to live -- became her drug, and she struggled with it daily for decades. âSugar junkie. I will claim sugar junkie,â Williams told TODAY. âI couldn't stop at one piece of cake. It would be three pieces of cake.â She reached 130 pounds at age 9. Her weight hit 333 by her 42nd birthday. âI was using it to medicate,â she said. âI was using it not to [...].