For many of us, indulging in less than healthy comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and chocolate chip cookies is a quick way to relieve the stress we encounter in our personal and professional lives. However, the calming effect of chowing down on fat and carbohydrate rich foods is psychological. In actuality, eating large quantities of foods that are rich in refined sugars and carbs has the effect of raising our blood sugar, making us feel tired and lethargic and playing havoc with our moods.
Those interested in finding more positive ways to treat their stress should definitely take out this Daily Herald piece. It details a number of healthy ways to manage stress in ways that don’t involve the consumption of fattier sugar packed foods. For instance, one of the listed de-stressing strategies is to cut down your caffeine intake in the evenings and afternoons in order to ensure easier and more restful sleep. Another is to make an effort to de-clutter both your home and office space. By removing all the detritus from the areas that you spend the most time in, you’ll spend less time sorting through junk when you need to find important documents or the Blu-ray disc of your favorite film. Check out the full article to learn more ways to de-stress your life without expanding your waistline.
Read the full article here: Six fat-free ways to handle stress