Does it matter what came first, the anxiety and depression or the food issues?
You have a few pounds to lose before a wedding, your birthday, a pool party, whatever. Your intentions are pure, you want to be healthy. You do what you do best—plan for success. Naturally, you buy a Fitbit, athletic gear and running shoes. Then you register on Noom/Weight Watchers. You are ready to go.
You, like so many of us, turn to food to relieve stress or cope with a challenging situation like a breakup, a loss, or demanding work environment. The problem is that the original issues remain despite us feeling momentary pleasure from consuming a volume of food or a choice of food.