Tag: comfort food

Fatty Comfort

by Volume 14, Number 3 Of the three macronutrients (i.e., carbohydrates, protein, and fat), fat has the most concentrated source of calories. Fat contains approximately 9 calories per gram while the other macronutrients contain 4 calories per gram. Fat is…

Comfort Food

by Volume 11, Number 1 There is extensive evidence that food choices are affected by stress, such that there tends to be a preference for higher fat and/or sugar content. These types of foods are often referred to as comfort…

Stress Eating

by Volume 7, Number 7 Most people recognize that their eating patterns change during periods in life when stress is more intense. Studies suggest that during stressful times, approximately 40% of people eat more food, 40% eat less, and 20%…