Relax, Because Stress Eating Just Doesn't Work. Here's Why

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Published on May 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:41s

Relax, Because Stress Eating Just Doesn't Work. Here's Why

When people are stressed, they're far more likely to reach for ice cream or candy than a bowl full of miniature carrots.

But according to Mother Nature Network, eating isn't the best way to ease stress--because it doesn't work.

It can also make you gain weight.

And now, researchers in Australia have discovered an additional downside.

Eating while stressed leads to more weight gain than eating when you feel calm!

The researchers revealed a vicious cycle, in which chronic, high insulin levels driven by stress and a high-calorie diet promoted more and more eating.

Therefore, while it’s bad to eat junk food, eating high-calorie foods under stress is a double whammy that drives obesity.

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