What's your comfort food of choice? Cake?  Chips?  Chocolate?  Mac and cheese?  Pizza?  The possibilities are endless but as comforting as those foods may be when you're feeling a little blue, they can also pack on the pounds if you eat too much of them.  There is a way to get the benefit of those comfort foods without eating them. 

Just think about those comfort foods and you'll feel better.  At least that's what reseachers determined in a recent study.  They found that thinking  about your favorite comfort food can help you feel better.    It's thought that we crave certain foods when we're going through a tough time  because those foods remind us of  a happier time.    The memories of those comfort foods will boost your mood and help you feel better.  Now you can enjoy your favorite comfort food and still fit into your bathing suit!