Over-consuming your daily calories not only prevents weight loss and can lead to weight gain, but can cause emotional stress if it leads to feeling out of control around food. You shouldn’t feel like food is the enemy. Food offers nourishment and can fuel our happiness, so if you tend to overeat, here are some reasons why so you can start changing these habits. This list may seem simple, but overcoming these issues is extremely difficult. If you need help or guidance in tackling your tendency to overeat, seek out the help of a doctor, a therapist who specializes in diet issues, or a registered dietitian.