Stress eating is awful. The past few days I have been pretty stressed. My Uncle and Aunt were in
Libya (he works there) and it took them a week to get to ! He is home now; finally. Also, a good friend of mine had a sudden death in the family and I’ve been really worried about him. Both of these issues have been stressing me out, and I want to eat when I’m stressed! Since I eat according to a meal plan and I’m not willing to screw that up; I’ve had to find different outlets for my stress, but all I think about is eating! Malta
I’m not just a stress eater; I’m really an everything eater! I will look for any reason to eat! Anyway, when I’m stressed though eating gives me something else to think about and food tastes good. But…the satisfaction from the food doesn’t last long. As soon as I’m done eating I just want more. (That is all being said in my best “I know better” voice.)
Anyway, and I really hate to admit this, but yoga has been pretty good at helping relieve the stress. I know… I know…right now all of you are saying out loud to your computer screens, “But Sarah! You HATE yoga!” You’re right! I do hate yoga, but I keep finding useful and helpful reasons for doing it! I've even written two different blogs about my dislike of yoga! You would think I would be excited at finding more and more benefits of doing yoga, but it’s just the opposite; I get angry every time I find another advantage to doing yoga!
|Not now children,|
you've stressed me out!
So, I’m slowly replacing the desire to eat when I’m stressed with different activities. I can’t always do yoga, although it would be funny to be at work and just drop into a downward dog when I start feeling stressed. I would spend my entire day in different yoga poses, because teenagers can be pretty stressful!