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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.

 

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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: