Do you ever feel like your emotions are like big weights just holding you down? Let’s be honest – emotions can be confusing and frustrating if not handled properly. People who suffer from eating disorders tend to feel this way and feel at a loss when trying to take the reigns on their emotions. Adolescent binge eating disorder treatment programs find that people with eating disorders use food as an escape to how they are really feeling. Taking charge of your food consumption is one way to make you believe you are controlling the issues in your life that you don’t know how to cope with. But if we have to be harsh – the emotions and food are both in control of this situation now. Learning how to differentiate when you are physically hungry and when you are emotionally hungry is crucial in recovery. Learning that food will not fix feelings of anger, fear, hurt, frustration, and anxiety – only you can do that.