WW check in #12 – Stress (not) eating

I suppose I’m lucky (??) in a way because I’m not typically a stress eater. Ever since a particularly bad conference season at the travel agency when the stress, coffee and Advil left too many upset stomachs and the beginning of an ulcer, being stressed out leaves me with a distaste for food.

A lot of people have comfort foods, foods that make them feel better when things get rough or they’re upset. Some reach for sweets, some reach for salty and others have their own fix. I don’t really, though. I basically pick my “comfort” food based on how it will feel being barfed back up.

Awesome right?

Eating becomes slightly more complicated because when I’m stressed out I’m just not all that hungry. (Personally, I think it goes back to fight or flight response.) BUT! Even if I’m not hungry, when I don’t eat, I get wicked cranky, bitchy and feel more stress so I try to force myself to eat every few hours.  You might see how this isn’t fun.

I’ve been better though. I can eat yogurt, fruits, drink milk or smoothies etc. We’ll see how this week and the stress with it goes…

Are you a stress eater? What’s your stressed out, must have it food?

#ww

Advertisements

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Have something to add?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s