Our expert says:
If eating and food are emotional crutches in your life, then I think it is important that you see a clinical psychologist (they are listed in the Yellow Pages under 'Psychologists') so that he/she can help you to find out what underlying problems are making you turn to food for comfort and to teach you better ways of dealing with anxiety, stress and boredom (or possibly depression). Until you have sorted out your emotional attitude to food, you will not gain the maximum benefit from any diet that you may use. If you suffer from Insulin Resistance then it is also important for you to do aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 or more minutes a day. Research has shown that daily exercise helps to promote weight loss and also helps people to stick to their diets (which is important in your case) and lifts the mood (also vital for you).
So do get some professional help with your emotions and start being as active as possible.
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