How to stop emotional eating

‘I have a weakness for doughnuts,’ confessed Arlene, a 35-year-old teacher who came to me for psychoanalysis. She began craving doughnuts shortly after her first child was born. She’d sneak one bite, then another, then another. Before she knew it, she’d eaten three or four doughnuts. Every time it happened, Arlene felt deeply ashamed and vowed to have more control. Days of stringent dieting followed but eventually her willpower failed, and she’d head back to Krispy Kreme. ….[READ]