Why work stress effects eating & makes you make bad food choices
It can be difficult to avoid unhealthy foods even if you’ve set goals, and told friends, and bet large amounts of money.
Sometimes in the heat of the moment your presented with foods that you know shouldn’t have, but find impossible to resist.
In that moment are brains way up the risk, and decide that the short-term pain induced by eating the food feels less than the short-term gain in pleasure from eating that food.
After you eat this food you may feel guilty, but now it’s too late to take it back. What is even worst is that you may often find yourself in this situation and unfortunately you keep making the same food choices because right now, it makes you feel happy. Right now, you need it more than anything.
Before you know it, you’ve quit your diet, and your will power has gone and your back to your old habits.
- Many junk foods have additives in them that mimic various feel good hormones in our body, which makes them addictive in nature.
- When your stressed you release hormones called cortisol and adrenaline, which is a hormone for………. Cortisol is a catabolic causing you to break down fats, protein and sugars for immediate energy release. After you’ve used all this energy your body needs to restore its energy levels and your body tells the brain that it needs something sweet as this is one of the fastest ways to replace the energy lost. You have two hunger hormones which are leptin and grelin. Grelin makes you hungry while leptin helps you inhibit hunger.
- Because your unhappy. When you eat some of these foods they give you short term happiness. Although it doesn’t remove the stress it helps you forget for a while, and helps you feel happier. Of course, you know these foods are bad for you, but you’re only thinking about the here and now This is known as emotional eating, and if
If you want to avoid stress eating it is important to prepare your food a week in advance so that you avoid having to go to the shop and buying unhealthy food.