Happy Birthday! I hope the team you want to win kicks you-know-what!
If I may say, I've been an emotional eater, too, and I've NEVER been sorry that I just outlast the impulses to eat when it isn't in my general plan, which allows me a very reasonable amount of a variety of food at reasonable meals, with a few extras at chosen times. It doesn't matter what is going on. No stressful time has ever been made better by the kind of eating I'm attracted to when the stress is going on. (But I have to remind myself because the stress doesn't just go away when I think that! Neither does the impulse to eat. But I realized I can't wait for the impulses to go away to still stick to my fair plan.)
I hope it's okay I went on like that. I want to support you to make health front and center. It is BIGGER than any fake hunger. It is probably the most common reason emotional eaters can finally turn the habit around. I don't actually need to lose any more weight, and could maintain even eating more cruddy foods, but I"m a senior citizen and trying to protect my mental clarity has helped me refine my plan even more, though I need bolstering at times. That's what Spark is for! It bolsters me to receive and to give. 14 days ago