Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are You A Stress-Eater?

Stressed?Who isn't, right?

Check out the following article from Prevention magazine and let me know if any of these tips sound good to you.

4 New Ways to Stop Stress Eating
--Work-friendly ways to prevent binges--

1.) Email yourself every time you eat. Include circumstances - a tense conversation with your manager, a sudden deadline - and note how you were feeling (sad, stressed, panicked). Review the messages every Friday and look for emotional eating patterns. Create a plan for what you'll do differently next time.

2.) Instead of turning to food, email a buddy and tell him/her how you're feeling. Wait for a response before you head to the kitchen.

3.) Sip green or black tea before you reach for a snack; the drink contains theanine, an amino acid that increases levels of relaxing chemicals in the brain.

4.) Join an internet community for support, such as Prevention's emotional-eating forum.

Lame? Helpful?

Source: here

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Lilly said...

Great site - I need some help!!


I go one of two ways when stressed. I either eat, eat,eat or don't eat at all. I wish I could always keep a happy medium.

Anonymous said...

I am definitely a stress eater which is also why I don't buy junk food too often. If it's in the pantry, I will eat it. If it's not available, I will find a better way to deal with my stress.

Bombchell said...

if i email myself my inbox will be psycho.

I tried one of those food diary things online. it was quite fun while i did it =) i think it was called my daily plate

Denver Cereal said...

I do love green tea! Great suggestions!

Claudia from Denver Cereal

Unknown said...

I like the idea of tracking eating with email. I think I may try this!

Laura said...

Lilly - Thanks! :) I hope my blog is helpful in some way.

HealthNutWannaBeeMom aka Heidi - I never do the 'never eat at all' thing... unfortunately! :)

Lynne - You and me both! I can't keep junk food in the house or I will definitely eat it.

Bombchell - I know! The email thing would not work for me either. I think keeping a food diary is a great idea, one I need to incorporate.

Claudia - What green tea do you like? I tried Lipton Green Tea in the bottle but when I saw it had high fructose corn syrup in it I got disgusted. I then went to my local health food store and inquired of the owner and she recommended Tazo green tea. She has bottles of it in the cooler so I bought one and liked it.

Breeni - Good luck with the email thing. Different things work for different people. I can't keep my email inbox clean as it is! :)

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