We might as well face it, comfort eating is at an all-time high. Our lives get more and more hectic all the time. It seems like ever since 9/11, there has been a lot written about comforting ourselves and calming our fears.
One of the biggest reasons people overeat is for self-soothing.
When stress and uncertainty increase, we turn to what we know, especially if it has associations of a simpler and safer time in our lives.