When stress is ignored and silently running the show, your eating behavior can change and you might find yourself eating more than ever.

On the extreme end,  stress can play a larger in binge eating disorders and belly fat.

Even without these warning signs maintaining awareness of stress hormones and their impact on your appetite is very important.

Constant stress might make you crave hyper-palatable foods. These are typically processed foods and are high in both fat and sugar or refined carbohydrates Setting off A psychological pleasure reaction.

One study has found that women under stress ended up eating more sweets and calories and reported a worse mood after doing sIf your favorite protein, healthy fat and veggie meal doesn’t sound good to you, but the Sonic or the ice cream in the freezer is calling your name, Beware

Be especially aware if self-guilt and agitation set in after you eat them.  Your stress may be creating a triple threat of excessive food consumption, increased sugar and processed fat intake, and poor mood.

 

On behalf of KGNC Wellness Coach Rhonda Lahnert, Be Well and Stay Healthy.

I’m Chuck Williams for Eye On Wellness on KGNC