DO YOU EAT MORE OR LESS WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED?

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A 2011 study showed that overweight people increased their food intake in response to stress, despite not actually being hungry. Average weight people experienced a slight decrease in their food intake in response to being stressed!!

Desserts are a backwards response to being stressed.

Lemmens, S.G., et al. Stress augments food ‘wanting’ and energy intake in visceral overweight subjects in the absence of hunger. Physiol Behav. 103(2):157-163, 2011.