Calm Your Weight Down

No worries. No weight gain. Researchers from the Netherlands found that anxiety can cause you to overeat when you’re not hungry. In their study, people who felt stressed after taking a difficult test consumed more sweets than people who felt relaxed after taking an easy one. “Eating sugary foods may relieve stress by releasing chemicals in the brain that increase reward feelings,” says study author Femke Rutters, PhD.



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