A further question - is it my emotions or my body wanting this food at this time?
Sometimes my emotions are hungry, not actually for food, but it seems at the moment food will do the trick. Of course, since the hunger is directed elsewhere, food is unable to satisfy, not even that bowl of ice cream.
I would do well to pause to ask which it is. If emotions, a follow up question is in order. For what am I yearning? Then, how can I satisfy this yearning? A hug? A phone call to someone special? A walk? Writing in my journal? etc...
It seems to me, this is my responsibility to my own life. I cannot go far on earth without my body.