Emotional eating is a common trap many of us fall into where we use food to feel better right now, despite the fact that eating often makes us feel much worse later. Stepping out of this struggle requires a different view on emotions.
It is common to say you weigh less than you do, a kind of wishful thinking. Doing so can serve to protect you, psychologically speaking, from a perceived threat to self-esteem. However the tendency to try to change or control how you think and feel could have unintended consequences for your health.
Eating while distracted can lead to overeating. This is partly due to the fact that you can't make a proper memory of what you ate when you are engaged in other activities, like work or watching TV. Practicing simple mindful eating habits can help.