Is the bad economy making us fat? (Take the poll!)

Earlier this week, we talked about how a lot of people are chowing down on comfort foods to ease their money woes. Now a new poll from the American Psychological Association shows the stress from this rocky economy is hurting our emotional and physical health. In the survey, more than half of Americans said they were irritable or angry, tired and not getting enough sleep… and almost half said they self-medicate by overeating or indulging in unhealthy foods. So, I thought it would be fun to do our own survey here at FFTV:

Me – I’m making sure to keep exercising so I don’t get extra stressed since I’m a known worry wart. And I have noticed I’m eating a little more chocolate than usual, but that may be because my husband bought me a big box for our anniversary…. oh, and one of my favorites (Lindt hazelnut) has been on sale (just trying to save money, you know?!) Looking forward to your votes and comments!


  1. Dr. J October 9, 2008
  2. Tom Rooney October 9, 2008
  3. Megan October 9, 2008
  4. Colette Ellis October 9, 2008
  5. FatFighter October 9, 2008
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  7. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. October 10, 2008
  8. WeightingGame October 10, 2008