Instead of counting calories or following an intense cleanse, I recommend getting into intuitive eating as a way to get back to basics, which is shorthand for focusing more on the quality of what's on your plate. Learning to recognize why you reach for certain foods, and how that affects your mood and energy levels when you do.
"It’s all about re-learning and respecting what your individual body truly needs to thrive," is the holistic health approach". By listening to your body (and your body only), you will know when you are hungry when you are full, and when you are satisfied. Research shows, approaching mealtimes in this way may be a more effective tool for creating sustainable healthy eating patterns and is linked to better mental well-being."
Most of us are pretty familiar with "emotional eating", and our own personal triggers that usually includes how we respond to stressors. Let us remember that stress never goes away, even when we take little vacations from it, it's right there waiting for us when we return. Spending time hoping it will pass gets you no where, but learning how to manage your stress will get you far.
One of the best ways to destress is learning to breath in a more functional way, like with yoga, or using meditation apps like Headspace. Turn yourself towards these activities before you head to the kitchen