“Stressed spelled backward is desserts,” according to Loretta LaRoche, a stress guru. In my opinion, though, a stressed person will always and forever be a stressed person. No amount or kinds of desserts can help to eliminate the stress in someone’s life.
What Causes Stress?
It can be your work, state at home, romantic relationship, or many other things that only you know about. “Long-term stress is linked to weight problems and cardiovascular issues.” Jessica Harris, LCPC, LPC expresses. Stress is somewhat scarier than getting a considerable wound. With an injury, you can see it and know that you can mend it with ointment and some bandages. When you deal with stress, you feel fatigued, always have no energy, get depressed for a very long time, and still be unable to find a cure from the pharmacy. After all, only you can help yourself. The overly stressed people tend to do binge-eating and consume greasy foods like burgers, donuts, ice creams, and pizzas more often than necessary.
That is their one way of coping up with stress. It does help in a way since foods like that contain lots of sugars and calories that can give you temporary happiness. And when they get that happiness from eating, they keep on doing it over and over. It is almost like an illegal drug that gets you high for several hours, and then you become addicted to it in the end. It will eventually weaken your immune system, increase your cholesterol levels, and make you more prone to sickness. Therefore, just like an illegal drug, eating fast food products which are synthetically-made is not great for you.
What Can You Do?
If you are under stress now, but you still want to live a longer life, there is one thing you can do: eat healthy every day. “A balanced diet that includes lots of fiber helps keep your gut system running efficiently by helping to support a more diverse gut microbiome.” John M. Grohol, Psy.D. said. If you want sugar, for instance, you can get your daily dose from fruits or juices. Remember to always have them for breakfast, together with grilled bacon, eggs, and whole-wheat bread. As for your lunch, you can have your favorite pasta with more boiled or half-cooked vegetables on the side or sandwiches with vegetables, grilled chicken or fish meat, or egg whites in them. You should also invest in a juicer so that you can make your healthy juice out of fresh fruits and vegetables. Butter and cheese can be added in moderation as well.
It is advisable to eat small snacks every 2-3 hours for a great diet. For such meals, limit yourself with eating fresh or canned fruit only or whole-wheat biscuits. Then, instead of coffee or tea during your coffee break, drink fruit or vegetable juice that pleases your palette. You can make your healthy eating plans so that you do not get tired of eating the same thing throughout the week. You still can have fast food, but try eating them only once every week or month and never in one sitting.
My friend has told me before that “a diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” Eating a lot of unhealthy stuff can only make you even more stressed in the future than you are now. “Certain foods are linked to mental health issues such as increased symptoms of depression and decreased self-esteem.” Christina L. Gmyr, LMHC, NCC said. That is especially true when you realize that you have already gained more than 20lbs. Follow healthy eating plans to keep your stress away.