Your body always gives you a signal when something is going wrong with it. Yes, it is true that we are very busy that we do not care or pay attention to what our bodies are telling us. Listening to these pains and signals is important as it will give you the right direction of where you are going wrong. Taking care of the people around you is important, but the most important thing is that you care about yourself first. If you do not take care of yourself how are you going to take care of the people around you?
Stress is known to everyone. Even the women, who are on top of everything, feel stressed at some point. Stress releases a hormone in the body called cortisol. A high level of cortisol is related to overeating and a difficulty in losing weight.
We all have busy schedules, and this kind of routine requires us to eat on the go. This triggers problems like heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Being stress full also lead to severe behavioral changes and mood swings.
This article is going to tell about the ways which you can inculcate in your lifestyle and which will eventually make you avoid getting stressed, eat healthily and remain calm in stress full situations.
- Assessment of the situation
Eating something when you are stressed is quite natural. It is important that you assess your hunger. Ask yourself whether you really feel hungry? And wait for your answer for 15 minutes. Do not just grab any snack or junk food when you are stressed because that will cost you a long way.
- Drink water
Drinking a glass of water in stressful situations is always recommended and practiced. Drinking water will fill you up for a few minutes and will allow you to calm yourself down.
- Avoid eating mindlessly
Yes, eating calms you in stressful situations, but it does not mean that it is always a good habit. It is always recommended to eat good and healthy. Many people eat chips or different sort of junk food while working or watching television and that is the cause of excessive weight gain and obesity.
- Eat slowly
You do not enjoy the taste of food when you eat fast. If you do not taste your food, your brain will not register that you have eaten something and thus it will give you the signal of being hungry despite eating a whole meal. Chew your food slowly and enjoy each bite.
- Take a walk
Walk a walk around neighborhood or office. Walking will release the hormones that will improve your mood and cope with stress and thus baring you from eating junk food.
When you are going through stress full times, it is quite possible and natural that you start to live an unhealthy life. People who adopt a healthier lifestyle, eat healthy and nutritious food, go for gym, exercise or walk are tending to be happier than stress-free.