Tips to Manage Stress Eating

Tips to Manage Stress Eating

Have you ever felt like eating a piece of chocolate cake or a bag of chips after a stressful day at work? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that stressful events activate systems associated with metabolism, cognition and reward. What does this mean for your waistline? It means that the candy bar you are reaching for after a stressful event (or a series of stressful events) may be driven by a combination of physiological and psychological factors. Studies show that women with high chronic stress levels tend to engage in emotional eating. In addition to psychological responses to stress,...

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