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Stress and Weight Gain

http://www.contracostatimes.com/health/ci_6281045
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96938 tn?1189799858
There are other ways way to look at this experiment. The mice, hanging around the treadmill, finally realize that they are lab mice and that's there's no such thing as a veteran lab mouse, inducing stress.  The fat, dumb and happy mouse begins to realize that he is looking forward to a daily injection of some interferon-like stuff, inducing stress.  The smart mouse realizes his predicament and figures 'what the heck, there's no way out of this mess for a mouse like me and I might as well eat as much of this **** that I can stick in my jowls.'  Study funded by Morgan Spurlock.
96938 tn?1189799858
There are other ways way to look at this experiment. The mice, hanging around the treadmill, finally realize that they are lab mice and that's there's no such thing as a veteran lab mouse, inducing stress.  The fat, dumb and happy mouse begins to realize that he is looking forward to a daily injection of some interferon-like stuff, inducing stress.  The smart mouse realizes his predicament and figures 'what the heck, there's no way out of this mess for a mouse like me and I might as well eat as much of this **** that I can stick in my jowls.'  Study funded by Morgan Spurlock.
146021 tn?1237204887
Ya think? I mean really, women have known this for years.
Stress + fast food= fat.

"such concepts as anxiety, antagonism, exhaustion, frustration, distress, despair, overwork, pre-menstrual tension, over-focusing, confusion, mourning, and fear could all come together in a general broad term, stress"
(Wikipedia definition)

Fast  (accomplished in little time) Food (something that nourishes or sustains)

And the only good stress reliever, besides a bottle of wine, is comfort food.
OK, a massage would work too. Based on the availability of massages, (slim)& the impractical approach of drinking  to cure stress, fast food is the only practical quick fix stress reliever.
Unless you want to consider exercise, but who has time for that when you're too busy going thru the drive thru lane?
186606 tn?1263510190
I saw that study today!

Also, to hijack the thread, for the time being I think getting fired is prolly a good thing.

Jim, did you eat any **** food while on tx?

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People have so many ways to express their frustration / stress / anger
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I like FL's take on it - eat junk, be happy.

No seriously, what is new there?
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Bug,

The article (not really about "junk food" at all) seems to suggest that stress may be an independent catalyst in fat accumulation, irrespective of diet/calories -- and by regulating/injecting these stress hormones (or the blockers) under the skin, fat accumulation can be significantly altered for better or worse.

Deb,

I had a very difficult time with food in general on treatment and lost thirty pounds I didn't have to lose. I would have eaten junk food -- or anything for that matter to keep the pounds up -- had I been able to tolerate it.


-- Jim

214582 tn?1194026839
I'm Fat without any junk food these days!!!
Boo Hoo!
;(
LoL (sad but true)
146021 tn?1237204887
"The article not really about "junk food" at all)" (Jim)

Scientists find switch that links stress, obesity:
"....and then gave them standard feed or a high-fat, high-sugar diet similar to the junk food fare many consume.
After two weeks, only the mice that were both stressed and fed the junk-food diet gained a significant amount of weight, accumulating about twice as much fat in their bellies as nonstressed mice that consumed the same diet."

I amend my previos statement to read:  Stress+high fat, high sugar diet similar to the junk food fare many consume=FAT
Thanks for pointing out my mistake:)
Bug
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jim,

i've a forum about homeopathy at homeoforum.com  u guys are welcome to join.  we got a pro homeo practitioner there too.
90502 tn?1196364005
Hi NG -

I haven't been around for months, but there may be an outside chance you remember me.  

I wanted you to know that I tried three times just now to become a member at the homeopathic web site you told us about.  Each time it told me the correct word (in the shaded box) was not used.  I double checked each time before I hit "submit", it was correct.  Oh well, guess it wasn't meant to be.  As things go these days in our household, this is a no-stresser.  Someday I'll check back again.  Thanks for telling us about this site.

God bless & here's hoping SVR is in all our futures ...
PasoPerson
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