Home > Mental health > Stress > Stress and your diet Stress and your diet All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News How stress sabotages our self control and makes us go for unhealthy food People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they're under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Beat stress with your diet If stress is getting the better of you, have a look at your diet. Healthy food choices are guaranteed to improve your health and mood, as well as your coping mechanisms. Stress – can it make you fat? The link between stress and weight gain is receiving a great deal of media attention these days and you might be wondering whether all this hype is actually based on fact. De-stress your diet Tackling the issue of stress in your life, requires a holistic approach. All aspects of your life should be changed to facilitate stress management. Your diet is a crucial area. Stress and obesity If you've picked up weight after a stressful period, it could be because of the stress hormones that are secreted. Beating stress eating Many people turn to comfort foods when they are under stress. This can make the kilo’s pile on, adding to the stress you are already under. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cipla Nutrition- Dummies Guide to Enduro Prep 4 clever ways to stay active this winter Key signs you need a change in diet Clear your head with fast-acting, long-lasting Sinutab® Nasal Spray Live healthier PMS, depression & suicide » Don't let PMS get you down Symptoms of PMS Diagnosing PMS The link between PMS, depression and suicidal thoughts The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are similar to those of PMS, but generally more severe – and could include depression and even thoughts of suicide. A vegan marathon runner » Comrades: don't run if you're ill Fuel your body for the Comrades Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Donovan Will, who is training to run the Comrades Marathon, speaks to Health24 about his plant based diet and fears of getting injured ahead of the big race.