Health Tips: Making a Bad Mood Worse

If you eat junk food, will you feel like junk? Researchers from Penn State found that women who were concerned about their diet felt worse after eating junk food if they had previously been in a bad mood. However, there was no change found if women were in a good mood and ate junk food. Kirstin Heron, PhD, leader of the study said “what we know about mood and eating behaviors comes primarily from studies with eating disorder patients or from laboratory studies. We were more interested in studying women in their everyday lives to see whether mood changed before or after they engaged in unhealthy eating and weight-control behaviors.”