Cravings for sugary or fatty foods often have nothing to do with hunger, and everything to do with feelings. If this sounds familiar it may help to come up with some new tactics for coping with your feelings. If you’re bored, explore a new, fun hobby. If you feel stressed or angry, try deep breathing, meditation, or a walk. If you’re sad or lonely, reach out to a trusted friend or family member.

If you have a bout of emotional eating, don’t kick yourself. Learn from the setback and put new strategies in place. If you can’t gain control of emotional eating, think about getting help from a therapist.