A staggering 68 percent of South African women aged 15 and older are obese or overweight, according to the most recent Demographic and Health Survey. And it’s estimated that as much as 75 percent of overeating may be triggered by feelings rather than genuine physical hunger, say researchers at the University of Maryland in the US.

Emotional eating is about eating specific foods at specific times for psychological comfort, and there are several reasons for that – but one of the main ones is our past associations with certain foods and situations, which

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