Effective ways to deal with stress-eating

Stress affects people emotionally and physically. It disrupts relationships, decision making and even diets. That is why the public coined the term ‘stress eating.’ It happens when emotions control a person’s consumption of food and not the body

Effective ways to deal with stress-eatingStress eating may have some negative effects. It encourages people to eat unhealthy set of foods and reduce physical activity, which both can contribute to sudden weight gain. “Stress might also disrupt sleep and drive people to seek out food when they wouldn’t normally — such as in the middle of the night,” Fatima Cody […]

Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events, suggest study

People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fuelled by the appetite-stimulating stress hormone cortisol

Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events, suggest studyBut overweight adolescents, considered particularly susceptible to stress eating, actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, and the foods they eschewed were the high fat and sugar options, according to a University of Michigan study. Even more surprising, kids who produced the most cortisol after the stressor saw the biggest appetite reduction, eating […]