Okay, tell the truth. At some point in your life, you dove head-in to a pile of “comfort food” when you were really, really stressed out, right?
Of course. We’ve all done it. It might interest you to discover, then, that new research out of Ohio State University shows that the particular combination of stress and binging on so-called “comfort food” actually leads to a slower metabolism and more weight gain!
The extra calories in junk food are bad enough, but the slower metabolism alone- that is, not counting the extra binge calories at all- can lead to an extra 11 pounds over the course of a year.