Oh boy can I understand where you’re coming from. I love food anyway. Food just seems to disappear when I am stressed and/or depressed. Food is comforting in more ways than one—it actually does affect the brain’s chemistry, so we get something out of it in that regard. However, I’ve put in lots of work to learn that it’s not actually the food that we want. Often it’s love, comfort, consolation, recognition, etc. When you’re reaching for the tasty treat, spend a few moments sitting with your feelings and trying to figure out what it is that you REALLY want. If you can figure that out, spend your time and energy finding ways to bring what you want to fruition. Update the resume, look for a new job, hunt for a class to acquire new skills, call a friend, do a hobby. The eating won’t stop immediately, but being more aware of what’s going on inside will help. And make the effort to stock the house with carrots or apples or raisins—things that won’t be quite as detrimental to your overall health as pizza, brownies, and all the other “soul soothing” things.