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Simple strategies to stop stress-related overeating

Managing emotionally driven weight gain requires planning ahead. How much and when you eat isnít driven just by hunger, which you likely already know if youíve ever found yourself hunched over a bowl of ice cream after having a particularly stressful day. Stress can set off a cascade of physical reactions in your body that may not only drive you to eat more and make you crave less nutritious, fattening comfort foods,…

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