Have you ever aksed why you don’t hungry but still eat a lot? Nowadays, there are many new research on nutrition comeout everyday and low carb diet books on top the bestseller lists, many people still get troubles with eating and maintaining their healthy diet and staying fit. Even if we know what we are supposed to be eating, there are many factors that affected to how much and what type of food we using. One of these factors is stress, also related to emotional eating. The following are some of the main reasons that stressed people eat:
Increasing levels of cortisol caused by stress, known as “stress hormone”. Cortisol has a beneficial function in the body but too many cortisol can cause a slew of problems in the body. High levels of cortisol can create cravings for salty and sweet foods. In previous centuries, this allowed people to bulk up on foods that would sustain them during times when food is scarce. But now, with high technologies and industrialized nations, foods is rarely scarce, this previously adaptive mechanism causes excess weight gain.
A lot of people got stressed or anxious, they may become “orally fidgety”. Signs of this attitude is nail-biting or teeth grinding, and often is eating when not hungry. Many people just eat chips or drink soda to give their mouths something to do. This usually happens when they are too stress.
Often people are under stress will go out and eat outside instead of cooking at home. This cause a excellent result but for dieters because they have their special eating rules. If we go out and hang out with each others, the result of this hang out is a good meal. Crying on your friend’s shoulder over a couple of hot fudge sundaes, going out for a night on the town and a plate full of fried appetizers, sharing a bowl of chips with the guys as you watch a game, or discussing the gory details of a nightmare date over cheesecake with your roommates (didn’t this occur in every episode of The Golden Girls?) are all social forms of emotional eating.
Habits from Childhood
Many of us have a good childhood which revolve around food. When you cry, your parents may courage you with an icecream or make your favourite food to celebrate what you achieved. This type of emotional eating is very common: people eat to celebrate, eat to feel better, eat to deal with the stress of being over the weight you’d like to be.
Many people eat to reduces their uncomfortable emotions. Example, when you annoy in love relationship, you may bought a cake and eat it rather than talk and solve the problems between two people. Food can take off of anger, fear, anxiety. Also can host of other emotions we’d sometimes rather not feel, and is often used for this purpose.
If you are an emotional eater, is important for you to note that keep an eye on your triggers, and develop some effective stress management techniques and coping skills. So that your body health stay strong.