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[mass noun] Eating to make oneself feel happier, rather than to satisfy hunger.
- ‘The downside to such foresight is that many girls undergo a variation in size as a result of dieting, comfort eating and general nervous indisposition.’
- ‘Others may be miserable, prone to comfort eating.’
- ‘There was no vocabulary for this kind of thing back then - comfort eating, rewarding yourself with food etc.’
- ‘I'm off to find food and do some serious comfort eating.’
- ‘Also, a little bit of self-pitying comfort eating probably wouldn't go amiss either, Nicole.’
- ‘My main problem has been comfort eating.’
- ‘Comfort shopping is like comfort eating.’
- ‘"Thanks," she sighed, grabbing several and they both took to comfort eating.’
- ‘It can lead to comfort eating and loss of weight control.’
- ‘They become uninterested in sex and turn to comfort eating.’
- ‘Mr Hood said his comfort eating went on for eight years until an encounter at a Millennium Eve party made him realise he had to change.’
- ‘I can't find the will power and my comfort eating has returned.’
- ‘The weight started going on when she started university and she found herself comfort eating.’
- ‘She was sceptical at first, but realised she had nothing to lose - except several stones piled on during years of comfort eating.’
- ‘Previous studies have linked stress with comfort eating.’
- ‘The accident sent Vaught into years of depression and comfort eating.’
- ‘Stress can affect self esteem and lead to comfort eating and weight gain.’
- ‘The concept of "comfort eating" comes into its own in autumn.’
- ‘I had never seen comfort eating of such concentrated, panoramic intensity.’
- ‘In Orbach's latest book, On Eating, she aims to help people break destructive patterns such as dieting, comfort eating and bingeing.’
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