New study shows stress eating is a myth

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By Patrick Jones, Buzz60

When you're really stressed out, you may feel that you're eating your feelings -- but a new study suggests that stress eating isn't even real.

The new study published in Biological Psychology polled 59 people to first establish what type of eaters they are, with a focus on figuring out what their individual food cues were.

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After that, for a period of about ten days the participants were asked to check in occasionally with how they were feeling mentally and emotionally, as well as what they had eaten since the last time they checked in.

The findings suggest that stress eating may not exist at all. More interesting than that, the study found that people may be more inclined to eat, aside from hunger, when they feel happy.

That makes sense seeing as how closely food is tied to happy moments, such as gorging on desserts at celebrations or treating yourself to a second slice on a TGIFriday. Who hasn't woken up on the right side of the bed and sprung for a donut with their morning coffee?

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Knowing this, at least you won't have to compound your stress in the future with worrying about calorie count.

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