Shrink Yourself : Break Free From Emotional Eating Forever by Roger Gould MD was a very enlightening book. Gould uses his years of working with overweight patients to discover why we eat for emotional reasons and how to put the brakes on. I think it could be summarized as we overeat when we feel powerless over a situation. Maybe we feel powerless over our finances or our job or a relationship. But guess what? Eating isn’t going to fix it. That temporary food trance does not last. If you can create just a small pause in the feelings and the eating you can start to gain control of the eating. Choose to do something instead that really will help your situation. Make a change or just take a time out for yourself. Allow yourself to feel the feelings. You really won’t cry a river. You are stronger than you think. I highly recommend this book.