Our expert says:
Isn't it such a pity that the healthiest of foods seem not to be so comforting ? All of your other ways of pampering yourself and feeling good, sound wholesome, except for the selection of edible treats. Couldn't you try to both NOT stock the fatty snacks, and to convert to convincing yourself excllent treats are fruit and veg snacks ?
And a trouble with the common pattern of eating while watching telly or reading, is that one isn't really concentrating on what one is eating, but devouring on autopilot.
CBT would help to change these bad habits --- it is effective at changing bad habits of behaviour and assumptions / thought. "Getting to the bottom of it" actually never helps --- often there is nothing specific at the bottom of such behaviours, just behaviour that has become habit and which needs to change.
ANd tell that other family member to stop being so irresponsiblt selfish --- if they are indulging in large amounts of interminable therapy and counselling, it is obvious they are seeing a shrink who exploits them and isn't competent at modern, effective, brief and efficient therapy
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