Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it's overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel that your emotional connections to food are causing problems for you, the following suggestions will help bring emotional eating back into balance.
We all need to eat, but what we eat and how much we eat varies enormously. Few of us only eat when we are hungry, and only what we need rather than what we want.
Emotional eaters don't want to face unpleasantness in their lives. They don't want to feel any negative feelings. So they eat to get a pleasurable distraction from the feelings, to numb themselves.