Science Says Emotional Eating Is All Your Parents’ Fault

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Everything is your parents’ fault, if you really think about it. It’s their fault you were even born at all! Now, science has given us further proof that parents are totally unfair.

A new study from Ashton University tracked the eating habits of children from ages 3 to 7 and found that parents who use food as a reward end up teaching their children unhealthy eating practices, which could potentially lead to emotional eating later in life. The study concluded:

Eating patterns can usually be tracked across life, so those who learn to use food as a tool to deal with emotional distress early are much more likely to follow a similar pattern of eating later on in adult life. Often when people “emotionally eat” they are using high calorie, high fat, energy dense foods which are not conducive to health.

Emotional Eating Is All Your Parents’ Fault