Why Frowns are Fattening

Men's Health |

Grumpy, meet lumpy: new research in the Journal of Consumer Psychology shows that a bad mood may lead to bad diet decisions. Bummed-out people were more likely to pick indulgent foods and less inclined to consider the kilojoule consequences than happier people were. According to study author Professor Meryl P. Gardner, the reason for this may be evolutionary: negative emotions signal a problem and trigger a desire for an immediate solution that benefits you now, with a disregard for the future. If you’re feeling blue before a meal or supermarket run, she says, think about something positive and future-focused (but mundane) that doesn’t cause worry or stress. An example: imagine what cars might look like in 50 years.

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