Hello and welcome! I am also an emotional eater, but not only do I eat when I'm stressed or tired, I also eat when I'm bored, or celebrating, or any other time I feel I deserve a treat (which happens surprisingly often LOL). And it sounds like you have the same perfectionist mentality that I do - if I cheat once, then the day isn't perfect, and I have the right to eat more. That's been a hard one for me to get over.
I have found the calorie tracker to be such a huge help. My goal is 1550 calories or less, but I figure if I allow myself an extra 250 occasionally I won't derail myself too much. So on the days where I cheat, I still log my binge food (the trick is to log it right after you eat it!) because it's amazing how often I will still be under 1800 calories. Then not only do I get to have my handful of chocolate chips or whatever, I don't get the "well the day is blown" feeling so I tend to quit. Maybe this will help you too, good luck!
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