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4 Surprising Side Effects Of Eating Fast Food

You may have seen the movie SuperSize Me. What was the moral of the story? Fast food is bad! Well, actually it tastes really good, but it’s bad for you. And those two things are linked. We saw Morgan Spurlock complain of headaches and even mood changes along with his growing craving for any food item that began with “Mc.” But the film doesn’t go too into detail about Spurlock complaints aside from weight gain and cholesterol. However his moans of woah were not just incidental. Many of the symptoms Spurlock experienced have since been proven to be actual effects of eating fast food. Here are four surprising ones:

 

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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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Are You Addicted to Food?

When you finally have it, you sweat, your heart races, you get flushed in the face, you reach a moment of utter bliss. Sounds like a drug addiction, right? Well, I’m actually just talking about food addiction. I shouldn’t say just a food addiction though, since a large portion of the nation is suffering from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions induced by bad eating habits. But researchers have found that it is no coincidence that the sensations one feels when they eat certain fast foods or junk food are very similar to the sensations of smoking a cigarette or even doing heroine. Don’t shake your head at the next overweight person you see and say “they have no self-control” because given the right food, you may lose all control too.