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"Comfort food is a way many of us manage emotions because it does make us feel better for a short period of time," says Andrea Bon-Wilson, MA, LPC, CAC II. "Stress, including holiday stress, automatically causes most human beings to crave high energy food or comfort food. (We don't crave carrots, lettuce and celery with nothing on them after a difficult day.) These carbohydrates are a powerful antidepressant which make it difficult to lose weight and stay on a diet."
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