from journal Nutrients and Ohio State University
When stressed there is a tendency to eat. Ohio State University researchers took a closer look by asking women about stress and its effect on their family. Many of the women who watched the interviews said it was the first time they realized they were so stressed out. They were aware of feeling impatient, having trouble sleeping or having head and neck pain, but they didn’t know those are signs of stress. Overweight mothers of young children ate less fast food and high fat snacks after participating in the study and reducing stress in their lives. Authors say it is not that these women didn’t want to eat healthier, but when stressed out, you tend not to care what you eat. The study appears in the journal Nutrients.