People find comfort in food. When they are put in high stress situations and cortisol levels rise, sometimes food is the only thing they can think of to calm them down. This can lead to binge eating disorders where you are no longer consciously aware of how much you are eating and eat way over a normal portion size. This then leads to guilt and poor self esteem, which can cause stress. This can lead to a vicious cycle that can be extremely hard to overcome. Eating disorders are becoming more commonly discussed, as many celebrities are coming out and talking about their experience with previous, or ongoing, hardships. This is a great step in society as some people may feel alone in their journey and need help to get them out of their cycle. Stress induced eating disorders are definitely a heavy topic in today's society and need to stay being addressed more openly for those who need help.