I never believed in the idea of "emotional eating".
Until I was able to take control over my nutrition and was able to make better choices "in good times" on a regular basis, I never realized it was an issue for me.
I realized how often and how quickly food (bad food, usually) would immediately take center stage of my thoughts during "bad times" of stress/anxiety/etc.
I could feel my brain going through the process "Hmm. That sucks. I'm stressed. A cheeseburger with fries sounds really good right now."
Thanks to consistently making better choices on a regular basis, it was a little more natural to do when I 'needed' to do it.
I also prepare for it. I make sure to have some "better" alternatives available at all times. A pack of 100 calorie chips/pretzels. Or a whole wheat tortilla with some black bean paste. I'm a salt/carbo guy, so those will generally fill the need of fighting the greaseburger.
| current weight: 187.2