"Eating your emotions" by Eric Suarez
We all know that our bodies and our minds are connected.
You get stressed out - You get tired.
You get depressed - You....Eat.
It's called Emotional eating and every single one of us does it. That is the obvious. Not so obvious is how we bring ourselves in line, to avoid this bad habit.
A new study published by CNN suggest it may not entirely be our fault. The study published in July suggests that we all have connectors from our stomachs to our brains.
It is these connectors that crave saturated (bad) fats when we get emotionally overwhelmed.
It seems that our stomachs have a mind of their own when it comes to eating our way out of tight situations.
So go easy on yourself next time you stress or get anxious about something and choose a Banana split over a Banana.
That being said...
If you really want to get the most out of your life and get as healthy and strong as possible.
You must be aware of what you put in your body and when, especially if you suffer from a somatic syndrome, like chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia.
The pain and fatigue caused by fibromyalgia make it very easy to get overcome by stress and anxiety. This is even tougher on the body than some of the symptoms themselves.
It is very important that you keep your emotions in check and to have another outlet rather that running to the fridge.
This is where exercise and movement outshine and outlast all other remedies.
Before you put the spoon in the mouth:
In that order.
Think - What's got you stressed? (is it worth the feelings).
Move - Get out and walk it off, or stretch it out.
Relax> - You might as well, because once you get through this hurdle, another one awaits...
Emotional eating, emotional drinking, emotional over medicating..
Get your mind, body and soul aligned. Get moving, eat right, get it together. No matter what your symptoms are today, remember,
Tomorrow is never promised...
"You only reach your limit when you can go no further"
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