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5 Ways Stress Makes You Fat

Being overweight can stress you out. The cruel irony is that being stressed can make you fat. And the last thing you need when you already feel like your work, your relationship—anything—is falling apart, is to also feel you’ve lost control over your weight. While the best thing to do is beat the unwanted pounds at the source—namely, the thing that is causing you stress—being aware of how stress causes you to gain weight might also help in the battle to burn those emotional calories. If you can recognize that you are not actually hungry, but just stressed, that might keep you from reaching for any unnecessary foods.



20 Reasons You Eat Besides Being Hungry

There was a day when people never worried about getting fat. A day when food served only one purpose—hunger. Yes, there was such a day. It was when we lived in caves, hunted and gathered and ran from wild beasts. At that time, there was no concern of over-eating but rather a concern of not having enough food! That is rarely a concern for most of us today. Everything about our environment today, from job stress, fitness magazines, to food commercials and to the outlandish number of restaurants has resulted in countless more reasons for us to eat besides hunger. Here is just a handful:



Foods That Drive People Insane (seriously hysterical)

Some of your favorite, calorie-exploding, sugar-dense, heart-attack-waiting to happen foods can make you feel horrible. Guilt. Remorse. Self-disgust. These are all feelings that can occur when you give in and amble over to the cupcake store down the street to buy a 4-pack, for yourself…the point is, there are enough bad emotions that come with junk foods. But did you know that there are foods that can actually drive you insane? Regardless of your own feelings or mentality about that pastry, it could have powers of its own to drive you up the wall. Here are some foods that might land you on the treadmill…in the psych ward!



Foods to Help Heal Heartbreak

There isn’t a food that’s going to make you forget all about the lost love. But this isn’t about them. It’s about you and what your body needs Now. This is about moment to moment repair and comfort which, eventually, will turn into long-term healing. Here are some foods to get you through the damage-control stage.