Find Out What's Triggering Your Emotional Eating & Overeating

 Take the Free Quiz and Discover How to Stop Emotional Eating and Overeating

Spoiler Alert: You don't need another diet or more willpower.

Do you ever wish you could just stop overeating?

Emotional eating is a major cause of overeating, but labeling yourself an emotional eater might not be all that helpful. Overeating happens for a multitude of reasons.

Focusing on what to eat isn't the first step. There are specific reasons that smart, high-achieving women overeat.

  • When you’re busy and juggling multiple responsibilities, eating can be an easy, mindless response to your needs, stress, emotions, and exhaustion.
  • Food can be comfort and might be your sweet reward at the end of a long, demanding day when you haven’t had even ten minutes for yourself.
  • You might reach for something to eat when you need a quick energy fix.
  • Or maybe you overeat in response to unexpected events or challenges - when you just don't feel like you have the bandwidth to do anything else...

The reasons we turn to food are powerful – and go far beyond physical hunger.  And yet, most approaches to overeating and weight struggles barely address these sources of hunger and overeating – and they certainly don’t provide strategies or solutions for permanently ending your struggle with food.

You don't need another diet or more willpower to stop emotional eating or overeating.

The free Hidden Hungers Quiz was designed to help you target the reason you're overeating so you can create changes that last. Take a few minutes to find out what you're really craving (that isn't food) and get your Hidden Hunger profile and customized action guide.

Join 33,000 women who have used the free quiz to get to the root of their overeating and emotional eating.

 Meet Dr. Melissa McCreery

Dr. Melissa McCreery focuses on the three Os that ambush successful, high-performing women—overwhelmoverload and overeating. A clinical psychologist, she is the founder of, a coaching company providing busy women the programs and resources they need to take control of stress and overeating and add more ease, success, and joy to their health, their businesses, and their lives.

Melissa’s approach to helping working mothers, busy professionals, and stressed out business owners has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, Fitness, Women’s Health, Real Simple,  Self and The Huffington Post. She is the author of The Emotional Eating Rescue Plan for Smart, Busy Women and the host of the Too Much on Her Plate podcast.

Melissa McCreery's work has been a game-changer for me. After decades of struggles with overeating, she has helped me to understand how to identify, turn towards and meet my unmet needs (what she calls the 'hidden hungers', and finally the urge to overeat is falling away. If you struggle with overeating - with overwhelm, self-criticism, perfectionism - then I recommend Melissa wholeheartedly.

- Louise Tennekoon -

I'm losing weight and saw very significant improvements in my cholesterol and blood sugar levels in only three months! Melissa is helping me get my "life" back! I have never before worked with someone who is so perfectly attuned to busy women and women who have been very successful in their lives. Quite frankly, Melissa knows precisely what makes us tick!

- Grace T. -