If you think, “It’s okay to eat because I just need to feel better NOW,” remind yourself:

“While it may be true that I need to feel better, it’s not true that I need to eat to feel better. There are other things I can do to help myself feel better that won’t cause me to take in extra calories and gain weight. Besides, if I eat to feel better now, the only thing I’ll be doing is signing myself up to feel badly later – when I feel guilty about what I’ve eaten, when I’ve reinforced bad habits, and when I've gain weight. Do something else that will help me feel better now and later.”