Study: There’s a Reason Why You Reach For Sweets & Fatty Foods After Fighting With Your Spouse
Considering that previous headlines on this particular topic have included Study: Have an Afternoon Snack Because Being Hangry Can Hurt Your Marriage and Study: Fighting With Your Spouse Makes Your Relationship Hostile and You Obese, this latest study will not, perhaps, come as a surprise—but as it turns out, the science world has just rustled up even more data that links fighting with your spouse and packing on the pounds.
Today in Reasons Why Marital Disputes Are Bad for Your Waistline: A new study out of the University of Delaware found that arguing with your spouse can actually cause levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin to spike. Ghrelin causes cravings for foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt—which explains why you find yourself reaching for that carton of ice cream after a fight.
So basically, Ghrelin spikes paired with the rather common “eat your feelings” coping strategy many people use to deal with stress is the perfect recipe for weight gain—and definitely good enough excuse to keep the peace at home.
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