Stuffing and Stressing

Micah Crayton, Reporter

For all the Americans who love sugary treats and the taste of all the holiday treats, most might have a problem. Due to a study by the American Psychological Association,Thirty-eight percent of adults say they have overeaten or eaten unhealthy foods in the past month because of stress. Half of these adults (49 percent) report engaging in these behaviors weekly or more.  Also due to another study in collaboration with the APA, Harvard University did a study as well,showing the main culprit of stress eating is the “Sugar Months”.

These teeth corrupting months are from October (Halloween) to April (Easter). Throughout these months you have the candy corn, candy canes, chocolate eggs and peeps. The study showed that more stress eaters occur because of the chaos of the holidays and the abundance of food and sweets constantly surrounding us during these months. These will help you, if you find yourself eating 5 bags of chips during a late night of studying.



  • Keep a food diary
  • Tame your stress
  • Have a hunger reality check
  • Get support
  • Fight boredom
  • Take away temptation
  • Don’t deprive yourself
  • Snack healthy
  • Learn from setbacks