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"Comfort food" is whatever makes (you) feel good or comfortable.
It can be steak, pizza, double bacon cheeseburgers, chili cheese dogs, fresh baked bread with melted butter. Whatever takes your mind off of your problems. Some eat for taste.
In this context. We are speaking about high calorie high-fat sugary foods. It's not just "whatever". It's specific.
I can't post links, look at Psychology Today: Stress and Eating
or Harvard Health Publications: Why stress causes people to overeat
I didn't see anything in Valerie's question that mentioned high calorie or fat.
This is why "whatever" applies. Not everyone (enjoys) the same food or desires the same food when they're stressed.
I didn't want to make "assumptions".
Scorpio, but you are making assumptions. Valerie asked a question you gave an opinion, not the answer. There is TONS of science on the subject. Creating an account to answer your own question is one thing, ignoring facts and pushing an agenda.......
Okay wow. Thanks for that scientific enlightment James. I think that your answers are both on point. It's just that Scorpio gave us a simplified answer while you gave us a scientific one. Thank you both.
Scorpio gave an answer that is incorrect. It's an opinion, not an answer. And it's not helpful to anyone when the facts are skewed from the beginning.
Per Valerie's comment: "Wow. Good answer."
Yes, I gave (my opinion)on why I think (some people)stress eat. I didn't make an assumption over the type of food they ate nor stated (all people) "stress eat" because of any one thing.
Per Valerie's comment: "Wow. Good answer." -- Well isn't that a nice pat on the back for your-self. You can have your cookie. Valerie also assumed you knew what you were talking about....
Okay thank you for that. I appreciate the honest feedback.
Wow. Good answer. Totally eye-opening. Well it's better than doing drugs at the end of the day.
No, there is science behind this.
Chemicals from high-calorie sugary foods counteract the Cortisol stress creates. It's not a choice or learned behavior its nature.
people DO in fact eat to solve their problem. It solves their chemical imbalance.