Unhealthy Eating And Bad Mood

healthdietFrom Your Health Journal…..”Penn State University in a recent study suggested taking part in unhealthy eating behaviors may cause women who are concerned about their diet and self-image to experience a worsening of their moods. As we know, food is fuel for our bodies, and it is important to fuel our bodies properly, timely, and correct portions. Unhealthy eating behaviors or lack of eating will play a significant role in our behavior. Please read this interesting press release (link provided below) from EurekAlert! to get the complete story.”

From the release…..

Taking part in unhealthy eating behaviors may cause women who are concerned about their diet and self-image to experience a worsening of their moods, according to Penn State researchers.

In a study, college-age women who were concerned about their eating behaviors reported that moods worsened after bouts of disordered eating, said Kristin Heron, research associate at the Survey Research Center.

“There was little in the way of mood changes right before the unhealthy eating behaviors,” said Heron. “However, negative mood was significantly higher after these behaviors.”

According to Heron, who worked with Joshua Smyth, professor of biobehavioral health, Stacey Scott, research associate in the Center for Healthy Aging, and Martin Sliwinski, professor of human development and family studies, people who experience disordered eating patterns may exhibit behaviors such as binge eating, loss of control over eating and food intake restriction.

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- Courtesy of EurekAlert

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