I will admit…I am an emotional eater. When I am bored I eat, when I am sad I eat, when I am happy I eat, when I am celebrating I eat. I feel like society encourages emotional eating no matter what your size. Think about it – every holiday we have has certain foods associated with it, every time something bad happens we give food to make people feel better (think casseroles, cakes, etc.) or when you break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend you go for the ice cream. The idea of food making us feel better has been ingrained in our brains from the beginning.