But too many of us have come to view food as a blanket for our emotions, numbing them as we turn to food to provide the love and comfort we crave. Food is a reward, friend, love, and support. We eat not because we’re hungry, but because we sad, guilty, bored, frustrated, lonely, or angry. In doing so, we’re ignoring those internal hard-wired hunger and fullness signals And because there’s no way that food can really address our emotions, we eat and eat and eat, but never feel satisfied.
Linda Bacon, Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight.