A little bit of “Kummerspeck”?

“Kummerspeck” is one of those German words that is quite difficult or even impossible to translate. According to the Deutsche Welle, it refers to the extra weight you might put on after a bout of emotional eating.

So one might say something like, “My sister has been worrying a great deal about her new job. This has caused her to eat more than she normally does, which has lead her to put on a lot of weight.”

Now that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?

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Written by Christine Burgmer

9. February 2017