It’s generally not about food. It’s your relationships that may be out of balance. You then turn to or away from food or other addictive substances to deal with these painful emotions that surface when you have to face these negative relationships. In order to change your relationship with food, you have to address the core issues. For many, it is their relationship with people, money or the need to have “things” as a substitute for dealing with the issue at hand. What do you need to change?