You know that for most of us, food is so much more than just fuel. We eat for many reasons other than keeping ourselves alive.
Some of those reasons are healthy and positive. Some of them are less so.
Some of us look for the comfort, soothing, and physical pleasure that we aren’t getting from our relationships.
Unlike certain people, food is undemanding. It’s always there for us and it lives to give.
Overeating is often a welcome release in a life that is full of commitments, obligations, responsibilities, and demands from others.
Some of us try to protect ourselves by eating (or not-eating). Some of us “stuff” ourselves with food to help us “stuff” our emotions.