Let’s talk S T R E S S eating.🍪🍩🍫
I’m a human.
As a human, carbs make me happy.
It’s true: Carbs increase levels of serotonin, the “happy hormone” in our brain.
Yesterday I was feeling stressed and anxious (honestly for no good reason at all).
I went home late and stopped by the grocery store to grab some stuff.
Aaaaand… what do you know, I found myself wandering around the ice cream aisle at 9pm 🤦🏽♀️.
I could FEEL old habits creeping in… My brain was about to #TreatYoSelf a little too hard.
“You’ve been so on track this week, ice cream can’t hurt”
“Chocolate makes you feel better”
“What if it’s Halo Top”
“You worked hard today, you deserve it”
“What if you go home and bake brownies instead”
**CUE THE ENDLESS JUSTIFICATIONS**
Y’all know what happens next!
There is LITERALLY no such thing as “just one bite” of ice cream or “just one” brownie…. especially when you’re feeling stressed and anxious.
Before you know it you’re diving headfirst, have finished all of it, and hate yourself.
Thankfully I’ve had a LOT of practice dealing with this type of situation.
As hard as it was I immediately identified the craving as 100% mental. NOT physical — my body did not need nutrients. I was trying to fill an emotional void from being tired and anxious about whatever stuff on my mind.
So I grabbed what I was in there to grab and BOOKED it out before I could think twice.
But I was still feeling munchy when I got home! So I made some tea, took a shower, and distracted myself by reading my book. AND before you know it I fell asleep. I woke up feeling amazing! Not bloated & gross.
Remember: Stress eating does not make you feel better. It makes you feel 100 times worse the next day.
I dunno about you.🤷🏽♀️ But I personally enjoy feeling AMAZING 🤩 seeing my abs, and not feeling bloated 😂. For me, this is my “normal,” my standard, the way I want & deserve to feel all.the.time
You are 100% capable of feeling like this too if you own up to your BS and move past it.