The psychology of weight loss

Watching a programme about extremely overweight people and wondering why so little is made of the psychological aspects of overeating.

I know that when I over indulge it is out of a misguided sense of treating myself. I deserve it. I've earned it. Eating will make worry or anxiety go away. Food or alcohol will keep pain at bay.

The way I stopped drinking and overeating was by facing up to some of the underlying issues rather than by trying to trick myself or force myself into stopping.