What Does Nutrition and Stress Management have in Common?

Quick Meals For Stress Relief

Today, I wanted to talk to you about a more general topic that’s helpful for 365 days of the year. It’s also a topic that many people don’t often associate with stress relief. And that topic is nutrition! Does nutrition and stress management have anything in common?  Read on to find out!

Life is challenging. As bad as it sounds, stress is a normal aspect of life. Some people experience more of it, and some people experience less of it. The bottom line is that we all have stress that is created by a number of different factors.

For many women, especially busy mothers, the combination of work and taking care of the kids can put immense stress on both the mind and body. Eating is a common way to cope with the stress, but this usually causes more harm than good for the majority of us. If you are exhausted from worrying about everything, here are some ways to eat and drink yourself back to a stress-resilient life.

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1. Break your fast

Stressing out causes people to do a lot of strange things. While most people tend to find comfort by indulging in their favorite meals and desserts, others simply skip eating altogether. Loss of appetite is a typical side-effect of stress, but it’s a very unhealthy habit because you can begin to miss out on a lot of energy and nutrition. The easiest meal to skip is breakfast since that’s when most people are rushing off to work. Add in the loss of appetite and there’s no chance for it. Unfortunately, breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives you the energy to get through your day. It is crucial for women who need the fuel to do strenuous jobs and care for the kids.

2.  Prepare your own meals

Stress and anxiety can bring you to engorge yourself with heart-clogging baked goods, fatty meats, fried delicacies, and more. Fast food joints and all-you-can-eat buffets are frequented by plenty of stressed out individuals. You might feel good while scoffing down all those unhealthy goodies, but you’ll probably feel horrible the minute you finish. Packing your body full of junk makes you feel heavy, tired, and sluggish–the opposite of how you want to feel if you have a lot to take care of. When you prep your own meals, you get to choose exactly what to include and what not to include. Avoid restaurant food, frozen dinners, sweets, and other processed foods since they contain tons of fat, sodium, sugar, and other unnecessary chemicals. Keeping your diet high in vitamins and minerals is key to having energy and feeling good, so strive to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

3. Get energy from tea

Many people stress out because they run out of gas before they can finish all of their work. Most resort to unhealthy beverages like coffee and energy drinks to keep them going. Instead of putting all that sugar and those chemicals into your system, drink tea to get your caffeine fix. Most teas, especially green teas, are very beneficial for the body. They can boost energy, fight cancer, increase metabolism, and aid in burning fat.

4. Drink sparkling juice instead of wine

When people stress out and get depressed, they can resort to alcohol consumption to forget about their troubles. Instead of grabbing a six-pack or bottle of wine, drink sparkling wine so you don’t get intoxicated. Getting drunk can cause you to behave irrationally and violently, and you could end up hurting yourself or other individuals.

If you want to know more about how nutrition can greatly impact your stress levels, I want you to check out my Kindle book all about NUTRITION FOR STRESS RELIEF.

In it is EVERYTHING that you need to know to see how changes to your nutrition habits will greatly reduce your stress levels. And some of the ideas may be very surprising!

To your stress relief success!

About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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