If your motivation is strong and you've come to grips with the recognition of your emotional needs, the changing of your food patterns shouldn't be difficult.
The more nutritious things you eat, the less room there'll be for those impulse items.
Being that soup is psychologically gratifying, a bowl before a meal has an unusual capacity to suppress hunger.
A corollary to the habit of eating less is the habit of eating slowly.
I know all of that, physician heal thyself! Well, I'm working on it, even if it is an on and off again attempt. At least I'm not giving up. I also know that consistency brings about faster results. I think I read somewere that losing, gaining, and losing, gaining, was not good for the heart? Time to quit rambling.