TRUE : We can eat excessively due to psychological and emotional difficulties. Psychological and relational problems can lead to quantitative and qualitative modifications in the way of eating, and sometimes even unbeknownst to the person, who may not be conscious of this change. We also eat excessively to anesthetize, suffocate thoughts, emotions, and painful feelings. Some complain about feeling painfully empty inside, whereas others (or the same) talk about feeling stuffed. Eating then becomes a way to prevent thinking and to mask problems.