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Women Who Are Stressed At Work Turn To Comfort Food To Cope - HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims women who are stressed at work tend to turn to comfort food to cope more often than those who feel less stress.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
We can sometimes become stressed, overwhelmed and unhappy at work. And when we do, it’s never a good idea to turn to food for comfort. But some recent research says women are doing just that.

Researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health analyzed 230 women ages 30 to 55 and found that women who were burnt out at work were likely to turn to comfort food to cope. They were also more likely to engage in emotional eating and what’s more, they weren’t able to control their eating – only stopping once all the food was gone even if they weren’t hungry to begin with.

The researchers of this study weren’t able to correlate emotional eating and weight gain, but warn that emotional eating is a potential risk factor for becoming heavy in the future and is not a healthy routine to get in the habit of.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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EmpowHER Guest

There's really no such thing as stress or emotional eating. Many women have "Sugar-Brain" causes by long-term exposure to excessive fructos mainly from sugar and HFCS and high glycemic carbohydrates. The medical term for this disease is Carbohydrate Associated Reversible Brain syndrome or CARB syndrome.

Women with CARB syndrome can develop up to 21 brain dysfunction symptoms and because their brain is malfunctioning they begin to store extra fat at any caloric intake. They also have an increased appetite and craving for sweets or starches. Stress makes the disease worse so these cravings increase. For more information go to: http://carbsyndrome.com.

April 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
EmpowHER Guest

Great, now what do I do about it?

April 25, 2012 - 9:48am
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