I used to hide in my car & eat when I was stressed.
I also used to hide boxes of Little Debbie's all over the house & go through at least 2 boxes a day.
If I was happy I wanted food, if I was sad I wanted food too.
Looking back.....as a kid, this is how emotions were handled. I cried & I would get hugs and a big bowl of ice cream. I smiled and we'd have cake.
How do I get through it?
Realize it is something I always play by ear. Sometimes I don't fall into the emotional eating trap & sometimes I do.
First off, be kind to yourself. The more you beat yourself up, the more this will continue.
So how do you start?