If you’re like most Americans, you probably encounter a number of stressful situations every day. And while stress is an unavoidable part of life, it’s important that you develop strategies for dealing with stress that don’t negatively impact your health. For example, many people tend to eat as a way to soothe their nerves. Unfortunately, this coping mechanism can cause you to develop serious illnesses like obesity and hypertension. Luckily, a recent Hollywood Life interview with celebrity dietitian Amanda Foti explains how you can manage your stress without expanding your waistline.
The first thing Foti recommend doing is identifying your needs. Just because you feel the need to eat when upset or bored doesn’t mean you’re hungry. Next, Foti offers a number of healthy alternatives to common comfort foods. If you feel a hankering for something sweet, grab some chilled blueberries and Cool Whip instead of a pint of fat-packed ice cream. Not only are blueberries rich in appetite-satisfying fiber, they are also filled with antioxidants and vitamin B, essential nutrients that that promote good heart health and mental acuity. Take a look at the interview to find out other ways you can keep both your stress level and weight under control.
Read the full article here: How To Control Stress Eating & Shed Pounds — Tips From A Dietician