Kummerspeck

This is a German word that really doesn’t have a direct translation into English. It probably should do though, as it roughly means excess weight gained from emotional overeating.

Kummer = Grief and Sorrow
Speck = Layer of Fat

I think this is something we should all think about as it’s so easy to turn to food for comfort during tough times. Just being aware of this can make a huge difference though, as you’ll probably be able to do something about it if you find yourself in this situation.

It’s also an easy way to ruin months of hard work and you’ll find plenty of more constructive ways to deal with problems throughout this site. If you haven't already, please take a look at the Eat to Live section for some great ideas that will help you develop a healthy and sustainable long-term diet.