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 » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Tian Claassens says... 100% correct Wendy - that is why I wonder about the title.... Why we need sugar ” 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 Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!