Regarding snacking/turning to food in stress--I became a major snacker after having kids. I adjusted my cupboard to reflect this new habit. I don't buy temptations. I do not buy chips or candy or ice cream, etc. I buy a lot of pickled items (pickles, mushrooms, etc) because 1) I love them and 2) they have no fat and hardly any calories at all. I also keep protein bars and beef jerky on hand, too. I have found that by snacking on items like this (and bananas and peanut butter), I don't feel guilty and actually feel healthier and re-energized. My husband has been willing and after I make a batch of cookies for him, he'll hide them away so I'm not tempted to snack on them when I am feeling hungry or stressed.