Why stress eating doesn't work

January 9, 2015 10:00 AM

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Why stress eating doesn't work

In case you needed more scientifically-proven research that bad food doesn't actually make you feel good, a brand-new study published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition just disproved the whole idea behind stress-eating.

A few months ago, a study came out debunking the concept of “comfort food.” Because you’re smart—and because you’ve ended a bad day with a bunch of Ben & Jerry’s before—it probably came as no surprise that so-called comfort food provides little comfort.

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