Food & Anxiety
I would have never though that once upon a time that food could be related to stress and anxiety that you have in your life. They say that you are what you eat.
Stress is something that most people have, and eating is something that you must do on a routine basis, daily.
Food is the most overused anti-depressant and exercise is the most underutilized antidote for anxiety.
Anxiety affects everyone differently, but I feel that the better you eat the less stress you may have in your everyday life. It may not just be for the fact that if you ate something that you shouldn’t have eaten and you are worried about it or maybe it is because you know that you are going to have a big dinner with friends and family and you don’t want to overeat or eat wrong when you are out with in public, around others or just with yourself. Maybe indulge in something that you wouldn’t necessarily have other wise have chosen but today was different and you did.
Potentially your anxiety is over something that you cannot control so you seek the comfort in food to help you cope or prepare for what is ahead.
Regardless food can be considered a drug when it is used ineffectively but you want to be able to survive without running to food as a crutch. Don’t be a secrete eater, it never works out for anyone in the end.
Eating what is ‘good for you’ can help aid in making butter decisions throughout the day and give you energy instead of relying on something that you don’t need.
Whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious try to get some sort of exercise. It doesn’t mean going to the gym, or going outside, it could just be marching in place or some standing push ups against the way. No matter what works for you, just try and get your body moving.
The more you move and the less that you eat could be something that could really bring down those stress levels as well as anxiety.
What works best for you. Do you find that what you eat has an affect on you?