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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Can't stop eating?

Well, you are not alone. A lot of women who are under stress or facing a problem turn to food to feel better. According to experts, consuming carbs during times of stress increases levels of stress-reducing chemical serotonin.

But you don't have to deny yourself of these food indulgences because it will help regulate stress hormones. Instead of munching carbs, go for whole-grains and remember to eat slowly. Whole-grains will also make you feel better, plus, you won't pack on pounds because it has fewer calories.

18 comments :

leahsfrog said...

So true! I work two jobs, run my online world and raise 8 kiddos, so you could say I'm a bit stressed. LOL. Realy good info and its great you kept it short and to the point.

Pauline said...

Hi!
I love this post!
Ha,ha,ha! Now, I know that I really should eat. Kidding aside, it is very informative.

wendy said...

How I wish whole grains are as tasty and yummy as carbs! haha

KMP (Keep Me Posted) said...

I guess Im under a lot of stress.

KMP

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I go back and forth on this. Sometimes when I am stressed I eat like their is no tomorrow and then sometimes I can't eat at all. Chocolate is always on my list as you know!

Brigitte Smith said...

Well said. But then again, solving the problem is easier said than done.

Willpower is what is required!

Chocolate is top of my list when I'm stressed, too. To the extent often that I feel revolting after overindulging.

Karen said...

I usually can't stop eating when I'm feeling fed up, which usually when I'm bored or depressed and the weather doesn't usually help I hate the early dark nights. But, I think I'm one of the lucky ones as I don't put on much weight, which is probably due work keeping me on my feet and running around!

sasha said...

Naku ako naman tita super ang kain ngaun kasi malamig hehe... Laging inaantok at nagugutom ;)

Btw, I have an award for you http://sasha-says.com/2008/12/03/great-buddy-award/ :)

capybara said...

Porridge is a great comfort food and won't make you pile on the pounds.

Laura-Junkfoodaholic.com said...

So true. Stress always causes me to eat more than I should and always the kind of food I shouldn't be eating at all.

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Maya said...

I'll keep this in mind.No carbs!oops, better less CARBS.

Raquel said...

Me too! Eating makes me relax but regret it after. Ouch, I can't do that, I like to eat bad foods especially when I am stress.

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carol at A Second Cup said...

We are working more whole grains into our diet. I find a little bit of protein helps to stave off hunger.

Raft3r said...

ehem
hindi lang naman mga girls ang mahilig kumain, ah
hehe

si raft3r guilty as charged
mahilig ako lumamon
hehe

btw, mom switched to brown rice
finally
hehe

Max said...

Hi Liza,

Unfortunately it is true: most women do turn to food when under stress *nodding*!

Thank God, when I'm stressed I exercise LOL....

Darling, thank you for your weekend wishes, I loved it :D!
And I wish you a delightful weekend, full of love!

Cheers

Mariuca said...

Hola Liza! You’re invited to join us on a BEAR-y special meme, have fun! :)

 
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