I'm a firm believer that stress is a neglected aspect of weight gain. If a person could reduce their stress, they'd automatically reduce their waistline. If things are really stressful and you feel an urge to binge, try taking a walk. Walking is not only great cardiovascular exercise, it's a great way to reduce stress too. The fresh air will do you some good.
Have a cup of tea when you're stressed out. I find sitting and sipping a cup of tea helps to calm me down during a stressful day. How about listening to some of your favorite relaxing music ? Listening to good music helps a person to relax. Bubble baths work too.
There are lots of other things you could do that will help relieve some of your stress that don't involve food. Also, if you do find yourself binging on junk, get the junk out of the house. Out of sight. Out of mind. If it's not in the house, you won't eat it. Instead, load up on bowls of fresh fruit. If you feel an urge to eat, eat an apple or pear or plum. Over eating fresh fruit is better for a person than over eating chips. Keep healthier snacks on hand.
Don't beat yourself up if you do binge. Binging is a complex issue with no easy answer. One thing I would suggest is to start reading some of the great Spark articles on emotional eating. I think you'll find them helpful. Educate yourself. The more you understand about why you binge or what triggers a binge, the better you'll be able to reduce those binges in the future.
Be patient with yourself and your body. Change does take time. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti