Stress levels can greatly impact your eating habits. When women are stressed, we often tend to over- or under-eat, and each option can be damaging for your health. Since stress is linked to the brain, and nutrition vitalizes your brain, being aware of what (and how much) you eat during stressful times will help keep you mentally and physically healthy. If you tend to over-eat when stressed, try eating a variety of foods instead of snacking on one food alone. This will help you feel satisfied sooner so you’ll end up eating less of the same type of food. If stress has the opposite effect on you—you lose your appetite—try eating a small amount of food. This will boost your brain, helping you cope with your stress, and weaning you off of your stress sooner.
Here are the top 5 snacks to eat when stressed:
- Dark Chocolate
Each of these foods carries vitamins and carbohydrates that relaxes you and regulates your hormone levels.
Source: The Everygirl