Just in case you hadn’t realised, it’s official: stress can cause you to overeat! This article in the New Scientist explains how stressed rats, it had to be rats didn’t it, had increased levels of desire for food in comparison to their unstressed companions
“Stress magnifies the wanting,” says Berridge …. It’s a bit like how seeing an advert for ice cream makes you desire it, he says. You might resist when you’re not stressed, but the advert and the stress together make it irresistible.”
Even more reasons to reduce your levels of stress, whether you’re a rat or not!