Emotional eating can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. It often leads to eating too much — especially too much of high-calorie, sweet and fatty foods.
There is no one main cause or trigger, and it is likely to be a complex combination of genetic, psychological, environmental, social and biological factors.
Emotional overeating means turning to food for comfort and escape during times of low mood. When someone overeats emotionally, they are attempting to feel comforted and soothed.