If you’re human, you’ve most definitely found yourself staring into the refrigerator in the middle of the night, or suddenly snacking on a bag of chips after a tense conversation or situation. It’s called stress eating, and if you don’t experience it every day you can easily sweep it under the rug as one-off instances that can be forgiven. Unfortunately, those who struggle with everyday anxiety and/or stress issues do not find the repercussions of emotional eating as easy to overlook.

Those who suffer from anxiety conditions often find ways to cope with the anxious thoughts and stressors we encounter. Most often, the coping mechanisms we find are unhealthy ones. According to the American Psychological Association, “27% of adults say they eat to manage stress and 34% of those who report overeating or eating unhealthy foods because of stress say this behavior is a habit”. We all know how hard it is to break a bad habit but breaking a bad habit that has helped us cope with an underlying condition is nearly impossible without treating the root cause of the issue.

If you suffer from anxiety and/or stress, and cope with emotional eating, we urge you to try regular use of CBD. CBD has an all-natural healing impact on mood regulation. Studies have shown an increase in blood flow to the parts of the brain that regulate mood when using CBD. But the correlation between CBD, anxiety, and emotional eating isn’t where the CBD and weight loss research ends.

A recent study published in the scientific journal, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, studied the correlation of CBD on immature fat cells. The purpose of the study was to see if CBD use had any impact on preventing obesity. In order to do so, they looked specifically at immature fat cells, and in doing so, they found the following encouraging results:

  1. Regular CBD use appeared to stimulate the genes and proteins that impact the breakdown of fat cells.
  2. Participants of the study who took part in regular CBD use exhibited an increase in the number and activity of cellular mitochondria. If it’s been a while since your sophomore biology class where mitochondria is lovingly referred to as the “powerhouse of cells”, in the sense that they produce the energy necessary for cellular activity.
  3. Most miraculously, the study showed that CBD seems to decrease the division of fat cells.

,If you are trying to lose weight but have found it difficult to manage your emotional health or have hit a plateau in your progress, you have nothing to lose by trying regular CBD use. You can avoid dangerous diet pills and feel confident that you have a new tool on your side that does not put your overall well-being at risk. Do the smart thing and try adding CBD to your healthy lifestyle arsenal.