Stress eating is a problem for a lot of people with anxiety and depression. A person will tend to turn to food to comfort themselves. I have dealt with this issue myself and know how hard it is to control.
For a long time now I have turned to food to make me feel better when I am upset. I do not choose the healthy food either. The foods I pick to eat are items such as chips and sweet items. There is a sort of a adrenaline rush I will get that calms me down when I eat these foods. Generally this is when I am stressed out, crying, or depressed.
This is not by any means healthy to do. I have gained a lot of weight by doing this. There would be times I would buy a store bought pizza and eat the whole thing by myself while watching television. When I find myself doing this I immediately stop eating whatever I have. Sometimes I do not even realize I am doing it. It is hard to get stress eating under control if you do not have the will power to do so.
Different times of the year are easier for me to fall into this pattern of stress eating. I found winter time is incredibly hard because of the cold and snow. Usually I am always in the house during the winter and I find I will eat a lot more because my mind is working overtime.
I have been trying hard to get out of the stress eating habit. When I feel stressed now I will grab a yogurt.The hardest part is to stay away from the junk food. There are still times I eat the junk food. I am not perfect, but I realized it was a problem and I had to get it under control.