I think emotional-binge-eating is a very overlooked eating disorder. Yes anorexia and bulimia have bigger health implications but the dependency of emotional eating is very frightening. I have been trying to change my lifestyle starting this week but then a chronic condition of mine that comes and goes popped up again and has caused me considerable stress. The only way i know how to deal with stress is to eat. 95% there is no thought process involved, I am on auto pilot and it seems i have no control whatsoever.
You might say ” well just don’t eat so much” or “only eat eat when you’re really hungry” IT’S NOT SO SIMPLE. I repeat these things to myself and i know these things but putting it into actual real time action is HARD.
I wish there was more understanding. And more help.