I can't help it...when I am happy I cook and I eat. When I eat, I gain weight. The times in my life that were the most stress filled and unhappy were also the times in my life that I weighed the least amounts. My anxiety increases and perhaps my metabolism does too when I am under stress, but I also notice a big decrease in my appetite in general when I am sad or upset. I never really was one to turn to ice cream when I was unhappy.
Unfortunately, when I am happy and secure I also feel like I look my worst but heck...life is good