We all know about finding comfort in food when we have the blues, a down day, or a need to protect ourselves from bigger hurts.

But when the struggle is with food or relationships or money, the real culprit may be that we haven’t addressed our emotional hunger, according to psychologist Dr. Robin Smith.

"Worrying is like cancer—it's something that eats away at optimism," Smith told Oprah.com. "And it becomes this whole world of pessimism and clouds that are just hanging and looming."


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