Weight and Diet: Beware of Stress
The success of your diet and the desire to lose weight are trapped in an endless cycle with the all to familiar, stress monster. In fact, stress is a huge diet blunder.
Many of us know what we need to do to limit emotional food cravings—caused by stress—but so many times, we find ourselves standing defenseless in the face of that sweet, high-calorie treat. But do not get discouraged. It’s time to stand up to junk food— for your weight and your diet. Sticking to a diet requires a lot of self-control, which is hard to achieve with stress on the brain.
Emotional eating and how to stop it
Stress can seriously affect your weight and diet. It triggers your cravings for sweet and salty, high-calorie junk food, which is absolutely no good for your diet.
Many people are aware that they’re snacking for emotional comfort, but they do it anyway. Try keeping track of your eating habits. It might sound silly at first, but even the simple act of writing it down will get you into the mind set to be more cautious about what you're putting into your body. If you used to turn to junk food in times of stress, you’ll feel betting choosing a healthy meal because you know that your body will thank you later on.
A calm morning means a stress-free day
If you’re the type of person who’s always running late for work, you might want to pay attention. These 5 simple tips will benefit your weight and your diet and make it easier for you to get to work on time.
A calm morning will give way to a calm and productive day ahead.
There are many steps you can take the night before to make sure you have a relaxing morning
Pack your lunch. It can be annoying if you just want to relax after work, but you have to eat dinner at some point, right? Pack your lunch then. Food will already be out and it won’t take as much work to do it then compared to the next morning when you're feeling groggy and short on time.
Set out your clothes the night before and pack your bag with everything you’ll need for the next day. That way you can just grab your bag and go.
Before you go to bed, write down the top 3-5 things you’d like to accomplish the next day. That way you won’t stay up and worry about them all night. You’re also less likely to keep yourself awake by trying to prioritize and plan out the day ahead.
Avoid your electronics. Seriously. Don’t pay attention to them. They were designed to save us time, but they actually do the opposite. Your Email and your Facebook notifications will still be there when you wake up in the morning.
And finally, get a good night’s sleep. We’re all busy, but we can’t ignore our bodies’ needs.
If you’re tired and stressed, you’re automatically going to turn to the fast food—the carbs, sugars and calories to make you feel better. Healthy eating will eventually help bring your stress level down, but you won’t be able to commit to a healthy lifestyle while you’re a complete stress ball. So before committing to a new healthy lifestyle, it's important to get a handle on your stress, not only for your weight, but for your diet as well.
What if I don’t have time to eat healthy?
If you don’t have time to eat healthy, consider a diet meal delivery service. BistroMD is fast and convenient. Let us help you. We don’t mind shopping for healthy ingredients, choosing healthy recipes, cooking and cleaning. We have over 200 delicious recipes and a customizable menu so you’ll never have to sacrifice taste for nutritional quality.
You shouldn’t have to stress over eating healthy anyway. It’s something that is paramount to your weight and diet so it should be exciting and meaningful, not scary and stressful.
But with us you won’t have to stress over eating healthy. You’ll start seeing results in just a few weeks and you don’t have anything to lose, but the weight.
We have a men or a women’s program and the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals. The seven day option comes with the My Night feature where you can try cooking yourself or completely indulge in something delicious. The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are also an additional option at $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.