There are two ways to look at that, and I've experienced both!
1) When I stay up really late, and my husband goes to bed early, I eat.
2) Years ago, when my boyfriend went away for an extended period (summer), I suddenly had all the freedom in the world to plan my own time, my own grocery shopping, my own meals. I went on a very low calorie diet and lost a lot of weight.
I cannot even reconcile in my own mind what 'freedom' allows me in both of those situations.