Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had the thought to pull the bag of chips out of the pantry first, before you went and did it. When you felt angry at your spouse and dove into the tub of ice cream, you thought about the ice cream then went to the kitchen and the numbing out began.
Your mind is incredibly powerful and learning to use it properly will help you lose weight twice as fast... if not faster.