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Your Poop May Contain Clues About Your Stress Levels

We’ve all probably been there before. When we’re going through a particularly rough time or stressful series of events, we may notice a change in our bathroom habits. Perhaps we’re plagued by constipa…


Childhood Obesity and Emotional Eating

When I was in grade school, one of my classmates was greatly overweight. Michael was an easy target for teasing and bullying. He couldn't run very well and always did poorly in gym class. He was shy, …


Why We Want Cookies When We’re Sad (And How to Rewire Our Brain)

Most humans know all-too-well the feelings of disappointment and hurt. If it's around something minor, we can usually get over it quickly. But when hurt feelings linger, they can pull us down into sad…


Why Your Emotional Eating Is Destroying Your Relationship

By Hilary Silver for In the last decade, food has become an exciting and entertaining part of our pop culture. More than ever, food is not just basic nourishment and subsistence — it…


Tired of Stress Eating? There’s A Bra For That.

Well, I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or be extremely offended. Microsoft recently set aside its operating systems and game consoles to bring us (wait for it) a high-tech bra designed to stop wome…


Twinkies & Our Relationship with Food

The recent bankruptcy of Hostess and the passionate responses it evoked raise some interesting questions about our culture's relationship with food. After the announcement, grocery stores reported a s…


Do You Take Out Your Emotions On Your Body?

Earlier this week, I read a blog written by a friend of mine who is battling an eating disorder, in which she examined the emotional and psychological motivations behind her exercise routine. As …


8 Signs of Emotional Eating

By Shelia Viers, Experience Life "Emotional eating" refers to eating large quantities of food (usually comfort foods) due to feelings rather than hunger. On occasion, this can be in response to …


Obesity and Emotional Eating

When I was in college, I was struggling. I broke up with a boyfriend, was trying to find direction in life, my parents lived 6,000 miles away, and I gained 30 pounds in one month. What was happeni…


Step Away From the Donut: The Perils of Emotional Eating

By Carol Bradley Bursack, editor As far back as breast or formula feeding, most of us learned that a sweet taste meant care and comfort. As we grew into more grown up foods, we genera…


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