A recent University of Zurich study suggests that if you want to help people lose weight, you need to help them relax. People who underwent a somewhat stressful experience were 24 percent more likely to opt for unhealthy snacks afterwards than those who didn’t. And the brain scans on the participants may illustrate why stress is the enemy of self-control and healthy eating: for the stressed subjects, the neurological connectivity between areas of the brain that are associated with value judgments, long-term planning and tastiness were affected. Read more on

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