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Life Balance: Be Careful What You Eat After Stress

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 29th, 2014

A half-pound cheeseburger and fries may be one of the worst things to eat after a stressful argument. New research suggests that for a day after being stressed, people have slower metabolisms and burn fewer calories.

The researchers proved that regularly eating high-fat meals after stress could lead to additional weight gain.

healthy food for life balanceThe study involved 58 women, ages 31-70, who reported whether in the past day they had experienced stress, such as arguments with coworkers or spouses, disagreements with friends, trouble with children or work stress.

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