Have you ever heard about stress eating? This is when you’re anxious about something and start eating more or whatever gets in your hands. Some people are big stress eaters while some lose their appetite when they are anxious. The kind of food you put in your body is directly related to how you feel emotionally. So it’s extremely important to know which foods to avoid when you’re emotionally eating.
Below is a list of foods you should definitely avoid after a heartbreak or after being fired from a job.
In stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol controls the sugar levels in the blood and stress levels. So if you eat sugary foods, your body needs to secrete more cortisol, which can lead to decreased immunity, mood swings and disrupted sleep. Basically, unintentionally in stress, you eat pastries, cakes, chocolates, and cookies which instantly make you feel better. But in reality, they are doing major harm to your mind and body.
Avoid Drinking Alcohol:
What is your first choice after failing an exam or a breakup? If your answer is “Alcohol”, then you’re destroying your mind and body with your own hands. This is because people tend to drink more alcohol when they’re stressed, this makes them feel better by letting go of all the negative emotions. While alcohol doesn’t only have health disadvantages but also increases stress.
Some people are addicted to caffeine, they can’t process without a cup of coffee in the morning. And when such people have a problem, they tend to take in excess caffeine. Caffeine is present in coffee, soft drinks, and some type of tea. Excess caffeine leads to a disturbed sleep cycle which in turn results in a bad mood and more stress.