By Stacy Garay
Updated: December 10, 2015

If every now and then, you eat something delicious to feel better, chances are you won't gain a ton of weight. But I used to turn to sugar- and fat-laden fare every single time I was upset. I thought food was the only pleasure I had. And the problem was it worked in the short-term. I felt better digging into a favorite comfort food. But in the long-term this was no solution. It not only made me put on pounds, but also stopped me from developing the coping strategies I need. When you're sad or angry, try to call a good friend or go for a run-anything but eat. Learn how to face things head-on-it's a tool you need to build the best life you can.

Who's helping Stacy? Life coach Michelle Hastie, nutritionist Ruth Frechman, R.D., and personal trainer Whitney Cole.