Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stress Eating

Stress eating, especially sweets, will get you every time. Cortisol is a hormone that tells your body to make glucose. Glucose is then stored away by another hormone, insulin, which ultimately produces fat. Your blood stream is flooded with more glucose and insulin by eating carbs. Instead of sweets, it is suggested to have a low- carb diet. With this diet, you can eat unlimited protein, such as poultry, fish and eggs. Eat non-starchy vegetables and other low carb items when you feel stressed and hungry. Two suggestions that can be filling are avocado and cheese. Write down several things you can do besides eating when stress builds up. Your attention may be diverted in that situation by doing this. William Yancy,M.D., program director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham N.C.

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