In German, there is the word Kummerspeck, which literally translates to sorrow lard and means:
the fat gained from stress eating
Is there such a word in English? I never found any.
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No, it appears there is not an equivalent English term. Kummerspeck is among the Terms considered difficult or impossible to translate into English:
- Excess weight gained as a result of stress-related eating, literally "sorrow-fat".
The Collins Dictionary offers the following translation:
A flab caused by overeating because of emotional problems:
sie hat ganz schön Kummerspeck angesetzt:
she's been putting on weight through comfort eating.