Here's how we got screwed up :: http://lauraschenck.com/self-other/early-maladaptive-schemas-understand-your-patterns, now all we need do is fix it.
In our your youth, we developed cooping methods. These form imprinted reactions or collective consciousness that keep on playing out in our lives. Overeating is likely one of these for some of us, the obese/exobese.
Now how do we retrain ourselves?