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Do You Eat Poorly When You're Stressed Out?

Do You Eat Poorly When You're Stressed Out?

No stranger to the scrutinizing public eye, Jon Gosselin — the daddy half of Jon and Kate Plus 8 — has been put through the emotional wringer lately. I'm not here to pass judgment on his family matters, but to point out his not-so-healthy snack: a Vitamin Water and what looks to be a knock-off version of Twinkies. While the Vitamin Water is fortified with vitamins, it also contains its fair share of sugars. The sponge cake treat probably has no nutritional value. Are these two items similar to foods you choose when facing emotionally hard times? It's common to reach for sugary treats and carbs for a quick rush of serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical. I'm wondering about you . . .

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biarose biarose 7 years
Yeah, I find I have to really plan ahead and put safeguards in place if I'm to survive a stressful time while maintaining good eating habits, otherwise it all goes out the window because I can't handle it all!
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
The more stressed I get, the less I eat.
TeresaB81 TeresaB81 7 years
I find it comforting that others eat when stressed like I do. Its something that I am working on. P.S. I would love to try the Tastykakes
TeresaB81 TeresaB81 7 years
I find it comforting that others eat when stressed like I do. Its something that I am working on. P.S. I would love to try the Tastykakes
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
If I'm stressed because of deadlines and hurrying, I do a little bit worse. I'm more to resort to frozen dinner or grab fast food. Still, I choose reasonable things, and I don't binge on junk.
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
I'm with cmd (#2). I like to eat sweets when I go out with girlfriends or something, and (from my history of anorexia) when I'm stressed I eat less.
EcoGirl EcoGirl 7 years
oh god ,, YES ! I just did yesterday . . .
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I actually find that eating right and working out helps me with my stress. If I eat junk food, I get more stressed out than before.
mek123 mek123 7 years
Guilty, chocolate and carbs are my downfall when I'm stressed and/or upset
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
Totally. Yesterday I had a really stressful day, and I came home to wine gums and peanut butter m&ms. That was rare for me, but I realized I'm totally an emotional eater and stress really exacerbates it.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
Yes, I am and it's horrible. When you're impulsive and you're stressed, if you feel like eating an entire pizza, you'll eat an entire pizza. It helps momentarily but then it ends up making you feel worse.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 7 years
yes, i do which makes me MORE stressed. i was anorexic as a teenager and when i got stressed, i was the complete opposite. while i don't care to be anorexic again, and it's totally not health, i wish i could tap back into a little bit of that person i used to be to overcome stress eating. where did she go?
alba1 alba1 7 years
i tend to over-eat when im stressed/unhappy...n not eat much when im happy
Tiger_Lily Tiger_Lily 7 years
guilty as charged
Tiger_Lily Tiger_Lily 7 years
guilty as charged
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
sometimes. once in a while, when i'm stressed i tend to get an "eff it" attitude and eat anything and everything. Then I regret it and feel even more stressed! so now i try to go for a run (sprints!) to burn up some of that anxiety.
kia kia 7 years
I used to be a stressed emotional eater but am so much better about this kind of behaviour these days. When I eat foods with too many calories or fats these days I know it and make sure to savor them, and they better be delicious and not just crap food.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 7 years
Yes, I eat a lot of chocolate and ice cream and drink energy drinks...it's really not good.
graldi19 graldi19 7 years
nooo. that just makes me more stressed!
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I tend to not want to eat at all when I'm stressed (no appetite, even little amounts of food make me feel queasy), but the moment the stress is over I binge because I suddenly realize I'm so hungry!
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
yes, because i generally eat whatever i want to eat when i want to eat it, but i try to keep it in moderation and exercise it off. i have eaten more junk when i'm stressed but i try to work it off in the gym so i don't gain too much.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
Sometimes I do but it's rare. And I know Jon Gosselin loves his kids but he should not live in almost complete Hell with Kate. That woman is just terrible for her age.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
Sometimes I do but it's rare. And I know Jon Gosselin loves his kids but he should not live in almost complete Hell with Kate. That woman is just terrible for her age.
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