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Humiliation can be tough on your waistline. When you’re feeling ashamed, you’re more likely to overeat, according to research in the journal Appetite. Food can make you feel better about yourself, helping you overcome threatened social status, says study author Dr Wen-Bin Chiou. If you fail at something, recall a success. You’ll feel better and be less inclined to use food as a coping mechanism.