Did you ever stop to count just how many unpleasant emotional experiences you have each day? If you include the very small ones as well as the larger, more affecting ones, how many unpleasant emotional experiences did you have?
Emotional eating is a way to deal with unpleasant emotional experiences. It helps get rid of your frustrations, down moods, worries, hurt feelings, etc. But it leads to weight gain or at least to the maintenance of weight already gained. In other words, emotional eating is definitely not something you want to indulge in if you are trying to lose weight.
Have you ever tried writing about your unpleasant emotional experiences as a way to face them more fully, come to grips with them, or dispel them completely? By writing about what you went through, you are taking a firm hold of a disturbing situation rather than letting what upset you propel you into emotional eating.