2. Stress Hunger
Think about what you tend to reach for when hunger is motivated by stress and anxiety? A chocolate bar, a bag of candy, a large order of fries—the brain takes over in times of stress hunger with a natural tendency to pick indulgent foods as a “coping mechanism”. According to research published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, we often eat during times of stress when we’re not hungry…to feed our feelings…when exercising or relaxation is what the body really needs.