Hello all! I wanted to ask anyone out there about emotional eating. I am an athlete in the circus who is training between 25-30 hours per week. I am 24 years old. I have been fully primal up until 2 or 3 months ago. I had a solid 8 months of primal eating. Recently, I have been feeling like the competitive nature of my environment has been discouraging for learning. Granted, this is a self perception, but it is very real to me. I see 20 year olds who have been doing it for a year excelling. I have been doing it for seven. I am also always trying to get a better body and it seems nearly impossible. I also quit smoking in the last 6 months and attend college full time. I feel like my ability to release is really minimal, since smoking is not an option anymore. So recently, I have begun binge eating again. I realize this is not healthy, but I have no idea how to implement coping mechanisms other than replacing it with something and that's not working. I have a safeway right across the street, which provides the outlet to binge eat. However, I know I have to not blame a store for my actions. Finally, I had a boyfriend of 3 years (on and off) that he "loves me like a sister" now. This ended in more binge eating. I absolutely realize that this is not a site for therapy or ranting about everyday issues. I have just not found an option from my friends (many of whom are also primal/paleo) and it's getting ridiculous. Any help would be appreciate . Thank you!