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.
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