Posts Tagged ‘emotional eating’

Cribbing about being fat/old indicates negative body image

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Just as talking about being fat points to body dissatisfaction, talking about being old would imply one’s negative self-image, new research has shown.

Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, and use of unhealthy weight control behaviours.

In order to see if the impact of ”fat talk” and other aspects of body image such as ageing, ”old talk”, was the same throughout women”s lives, researchers from Trinity University and University of the West of England surveyed almost 1000 women, whose ages ranged from 18 to 87.

The results showed that both ”fat talk” and ”old talk” occurred throughout women”s lives, but in general women talked less about age and getting older than they did about their concerns with weight. ”Fat talk” appeared to be a younger woman”s topic and became less frequent with age, while ”old talk” increased.


Health news: Bored with jobs, women find solace in eating

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

If your craving for chocolate or a biscuit gets the better of you, then it is time to look for another job. Women who are over-worked, bored or plain disgusted with their careers are more likely to find solace in eating, says a Finnish study.

The study found women who reported work burnout were more likely to develop an `emotional` eating habit, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported.

Nina Nevanpera, from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, who led the study, said: `Those experiencing burnout may be more vulnerable to emotional eating and uncontrolled eating, and have a hindered ability to make changes in their eating behaviour.`

`We recommend that burnout should be treated first, and that burnout and eating behavior should be evaluated in obesity treatment,` added Nevanpera, according to the Daily Mail.

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