HOW TO CALM DOWN WITH HEALTHY COMFORT FOOD
Stress and fatigue can cause even the most resilient to seek out "comfort" food, but there are healthy options that can soothe you without the guilt.
Everyone experiences those stressful moments in life that cause you to run to the store and grab your favorite candy treat for consolation. You may even experience a few moments of euphoria after you've downed that Snickers bar. The problem is sweets are insidious: After the initial rush, the body's insulin response kicks in, causing a sudden blood sugar drop that triggers the release of stress hormones. Soon you're feeling more jangled than you were before you inhaled that whole container of Chunky Monkey. If you choose beer or wine for relief, you should be aware that alcohol is a "wolfish stimulant in calm sheep's clothing".
But true comfort foods do exist. Here are some great healthy ones that can boost your mood without the harmful repercussions.
Any kind of berries
Now that you know what to look for in comfort foods, you can probably create a few of your own. If you do find yourself giving into an unhealthy craving- don't be too hard on yourself. Post your list of healthy choices on the fridge and promise to do better next time.
For more ideas on healthy snacks, check out this article.