With all the stress we face every day we can easily find ourselves feeling bad and reaching for a snack. Do you ever find yourself falling into a habit of emotional eating to deal with the stress?
I learned something interesting this morning that helped make a connection in my brain. I happened to be listening to the Today Show. There was a segment on how your personality could contribute to weight gain. They mentioned how stress raises cortisol levels. We knew that but here’s the thing I didn’t realize: When your cortisol level is high, you start craving carbs.
Here’s another interesting thing . . .
Did you know that eating sugar and starchy carbs raise your cortisol levels even higher?
So as cortisol goes up, it increases carb cravings, and after indulging in starchy or sugary carbs, guess what else follows suit with it? Depression. This contributes to the vicious cycle of emotional eating.
This information really got me excited. Recently I learned that Young Living’s Stress Away Roll-On was especially useful to help with stress related eating. I have been using Stress Away in the afternoons and evenings ever since I learned about that. I have noticed that, when I use Stress Away I have a much easier time resisting the urge to have a snack. Now hearing that bit about cortisol levels this morning really reinforced my intent to keep using Stress Away.
I’m enjoying a cup of Slique tea and rolling on a bit of Young Living’s Stress Away as I write this blog post. It has been a strangely stress filled day today and I am thankful for these new products from Young Living. Have you tried the Slique Tea? Oh MY!! I love the taste. It’s yummy!
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