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 Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier Not loosing the weight? » Your quick guide to Banting Banting for health? Banting vs Heart Foundation Diet – which is cheaper? 8 non-food reasons why your Banting weight loss has stalled You're religiously sticking to your low-carb programme, but the scales aren’t moving. An extract from The Banting Solution looks at reasons why this could happen. The struggle is real » 5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies 15 tips for students with allergies For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible.