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A recent study in the journal Psychological Science found a direct link between our relationship stress and an appetite-regulating hormone called ghrelin. Basically, the more stress we feel, the hungrier we get! And unfortunately, lots of studies have shown that when we’re stressed out, we’re more likely to reach for high-fathigh-sugar treatsthan something healthy… which significantly raises our risk for weight gain and depressionThe good news? Researchers say just KNOWING about this reaction can help us stay healthy. Because while we can’t change how our body reacts to stress, we can change the foods we keep on hand. So, stock up on more fruits and vegetables, or Greek yogurtthan chips and ice cream! That way, you’re less likely to blow your diet the next time you and your partner argue.

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