Laura Lloyd started emotional eating when she was lonely, and that’s a common experience. Food can seem like a friend who is always there for you. Unfortunately however, as the emotional eating cycle deepens, it actually leads to more disconnection and thus more loneliness.

You may find some wisdom for reducing your reliance on food for loneliness in her 8 steps.

If you waste your energy wrestling with guilt and shame over eating, you’ll never tackle the real emotional challenge—loneliness. to Stop Feeling Lonely and Escape the Emotional Eating Cycle | Read more at Tiny Buddha