If you are used to hiding your feelings by means of food, you will
probably feel very uncomfortable if you try to avoid eating. Don't be
upset when feelings seem to be unbearable. Be brave and do your best to
tolerate these negative feelings. Allow yourself to experience them
instead of running away or escape with food. After you have experienced
them you will feel better.
Suppose you have decided to stop eating for comfort. You can eat what you
need when you are physically hungry: however, you mustn't eat sweets when
you do not really need nutrition, but are only seeking a way to endure
boredom, tiredness, stress or other unpleasant feeling.
You will get an urge to eat something sweet, but resist it. Give yourself
time to rest and feel what is happening in your body. Take in your
physical impression but don't try to reason intellectually. Let the
experience take its time and try to feel it intensely.
Perhaps you will experience something new. Concentrate on this and
continue in the same way until you think you have gone through all you can
take at this time.
These experiences may be terrifying, but afterwards you will feel much
better and the urge to eat sweets will diminish.