使用社交账号登陆

当前位置: 主页 > 多媒体 > 播客

Overeating Due to Stress? 管不住嘴,也别怪压力大

时间: 2015年10月15日 | 作者: 秩名 | 来源: 未知

Overeating Due to Stress?
管不住嘴,也别怪压力大

If you over-eat or under-eat as a reaction to stress, don't worry, your body may compensate to balance you over time. Christie Nicholson reports
如果你因为压力大,吃的太多或者胃口不好,别担心,时间一长,你的身体会对此进行补偿。
 
Stress can make some people (me included) lose our appetite. Other folks find comfort in food. But such behaviors may actually even out in the long term. Because researchers find that people who change eating patterns when stressed out may actually make up for those not-so-healthy impulses during easier times. So finds a study in the journal Psychological Science.
 
包括我在内的许多人,压力一大就没有胃口,而另一些人却能在食物里寻求安慰。但从长远来看,这样的行为却不会造成多大的影响。研究人员发现,会因为压力改变饮食习惯的人,往往会在压力较小的时候,对之前的行为进行补偿。这项研究发表在《心理科学》(Psychological Science上。
 
Volunteers for the study self-identified as either “munchers” or “skippers”. Each person had to interact with another person via video chat, with the intention of meeting them later. After each video interaction participants received a message either stating that their partner decided not to meet them, or that they were excited to meet them. As a control, some participants were told the study had just been canceled. Then the researchers offered ice cream to everyone—as much as they wanted.
参与这项研究的志愿者分为两组,一组自认为是“细嚼慢咽型”,而另一组自我鉴定为“狼吞虎咽型”。他们怀着和对方见面的意愿,通过视频聊天互相联系。视频聊天结束后,志愿者会收到对方的短信,通知是否愿意进一步见面接触。作为对照,一些受试者则被告知这项研究已经终止。随后,研究人员会给受试者提供冰淇淋,想要多少就有多少。
The munchers who got rejected ate more ice cream than did those in the control group, and the skippers who were rejected ate less. All as you’d expect.
不出所料,与对照组相比,遭到拒绝的“细嚼慢咽型”,比“狼吞虎咽型”吃得更多。
But here’s the twist: Among the participants who received positive feedback, the munchers actually ate less than the control group. And the skippers ate more.
不过,奇怪的是,得到约会邀请的“细嚼慢咽型”,吃得却比对照组更少,而“狼吞虎咽型”则吃得更多。
So even stress eaters are sometimes less-eaters. Unless they’re always stressed out.
这样看来,若非总是处于压抑之中,会因为压力暴饮暴食的人,一旦将压力释放,就能更好地控制饮食。
 
撰写/播音 克里斯蒂·尼克尔森(Christie Nicholson)
翻译 尹秋媛
impulse   n.冲动,激动
muncher   n.吃得津津有味的人