Answer this question: When you've had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, what's the first thing you do?
A) Call a friend to vent your frustration
B) Curl up in your bed, cocooned in a fuzzy blanket, and veg out with Netflix
C) Lace up your running shoes and turn up your iTunes to drown out your thoughts as you go for a long walk
D) Reach for the candy and say, “I NEED chocolate!”
For most of us, if we're being totally honest, the first impulse is Option D. Sugar and comfort foods are the quick and easy path to a moment of instant Zen.
Unfortunately, research indicates that the bliss from comfort foods is more fleeting than we realize. According to a study in the journal Appetite, the good feelings that chocolate brings only last three minutes — that’s it!