Address emotional eating issues. Emotional eating is eating to fill an emotion, rather than real hunger. Do you eat when you feel stressed out, down or troubled? Chances are, you’re emotional eating. Emotional eating will never make you feel happy, because you’re trying to fill a void that has nothing to do with food. Food doesn’t give you love or happiness; its main purpose is to give us the nutrition that our bodies need. Why do you reach out for food when you’re down? How can you address it? Get to the root of the issue and address it.