An article written by the Mayo Clinic staff discusses the connection between mood, food and weight loss.
Part of the article states…
Emotional eating is eating as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Major life events or, more commonly, the hassles of daily life can trigger negative emotions that lead to emotional eating and disrupt your weight-loss efforts. These triggers might include:
You can read the full Mayo Clinic article here