I've been a victim of stress/ emotional eating as well. (Most people are stressed, not just nursing students!) You have to find some alternative coping mechanisms for when times get hard, without turning to food. Some examples include exercise, journaling, talking to a friend, listening to music, reading a book, cleaning the house, etc. Basically keep your mind and hands busy elsewhere. Food can be an addiction, just like cigarettes. Both used to temporarily relieve stress, but neither is a permenant or healthy solution. You're always going to have stress in your life, and you need to find another way to cope with it. If your situation is very serious you may want to consider counseling.
I'd also stick to "non-addictive" foods. What I mean by that are foods that won't trigger binge eating. There's a reason Lay's has the slogan "You can't eat just one". Some foods, particularly processed foods which are engineered to be hyperpalatable. Stick with foods that are wholesome and provide your body with vitamins, minerals and nourishment. And drink plenty of water.
"I have a personal relationship with food. I love it, but it's on the fence about me." ~Kathy Griffin
"If there was a famine, we'd be the last to survive." ~My mother
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