Life Balance

Why Do We Overeat During The Holidays?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 18, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Do holiday comfort foods help put you in the Christmas spirit? Here’s some food for thought on what science says about this perception.

It’s hard to think of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations without thinking of food — particularly rich, creamy decadent comfort foods.

Whether it’s the meals that remind us of childhood, the ubiquitous sweets or the coffee drinks with more calories than cheeseburgers, many of us indulge during the holidays only to start the new year wishing we hadn’t.

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Topics: Eating Right

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