High-stress affects our appetite in two ways: some people experience reduced or no appetite while others experience a boost in appetite.

Stress eating has nothing to do with real hunger. It's actually a response to our emotions.

Unwanted emotions and unpleasant situations can make us feel lonely, sad, shocked, or frightened. In fact, positive events also can make us nervous and fearful. In moments such as these these, some of us find comfort in eating unhealthy foods.

This is called stress eating or emotional eating and is something we must be careful about.