Stress really DOES make you crave snacks and junk food, study finds
- Experts from Australia and NZ surveyed 137 adults about stress and their diets
- Participants reported whether they felt anxious, nervous, panicky or worried
- The team found people had more food cravings when they felt more tension
- Furthermore, stress led to greater consumption of junk items and food overall
People really do crave snacks and junk food to eat when they are stressed out by events in their lives, a study has confirmed.
Researchers from Australia and New Zealand surveyed 137 adults about their eating habits, feelings of tension and food cravings over the course of one week.
The subjects reported craving more food — and eating both more junk food but also more overall — the more tension they were