Stress. It makes you depressed. It makes you tired. It makes you snap at the people you love. Stress can make you drink the whole bottle of wine when you only meant to have a glass. But stress can also make you fat.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool found that women exposed to a range of mentally and physically stressful tasks ate 20 per cent more of the free chocolate they were offered, compared to when they didn’t have to do the tasks. 20 per cent more chocolate, expanding waistline … and seems like no-brainer.