Emotional eaters find loneliness, boredom and sadness is temporarily soothed through typically sweet or refined foods. Emotional eaters often eat to get rid of a bad feeling fast.
Unconscious eaters often eat in a chaotic and haphazard way. Eating on the run and often without awareness. They may have a “see it and eat it” approach to food
Habitual eaters often grow up being given certain rules around food i.e. always have dessert after dinner. They become conditioned to eat whatever is in front of them, without being aware of whether they are hungry or not
Deprivation eaters often grow up with some sense of lack around food. Perhaps it was a large family and so if you didn’t get to the table in time, you didn’t get your fair share. Or perhaps money was limited and so treats were limited. Now as an adult, with your own source of income, you might find it hard to deny yourself and be making up for lost time.