Can boredom make you fat?

Boredom is a very common reason for weight gain. When people are bored, they tend to eat - could be going out to a cafe, ordering a takeaway or raiding the fridge. 

When someone is bored, they tend to think they are 'starving', when they really aren't, its just the bored part of their brain telling them to go get something to eat as there is nothing else to do. Have you ever been doing something that you really enjoy - playing a sport, going shopping, playing a playstation game, or anything else - and thinking half way through, 'wow, im starving', I highly doubt it. That's because you are doing something that you enjoy and you're concentrating on it. After you have played sport, or have been shopping for a day, sure - you're going to be hungry, but whilst your actually doing that thing, your too busy to think about food. However, when you have nothing to do, you tend to go and eat, which is bad. 

How to fix this? 

Find something to do! whether its going for a run, going to the gym, housework, homework, coursework etc etc, doing something will take your mind off of food, which means you won't be eating for the sake of it and taking in unnecessary and unwanted calories. 

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