So why do you find yourself bent over a plate of brownies, or halfway through a second helping of stuffing that you swore you wouldn’t take? Its because you are craving a quick boost of feel-good brain chemicals to fix the effects of certain emotions. So many of us have the strongest cravings for food and turn to it for comfort when we are at our weakest point emotionally. We use food, consciously or unconsciously, when we are facing a difficult problem, stressed, or to avoid the emptiness that comes from lack of love or passion for life. Emotional eating can sabotage our weight-loss efforts but the good news is that you can take steps to regain control of your eating habits with these five steps.