Control Holiday Stress Eating and Cravings

I’m quite sure that there are carbohydrates in heaven!

But then, there won’t be any stress, so there won’t be any need for stress eating!

I once read a book by Suzanne Somers, and was quite shocked to see the line-up of supplements that she takes to control cravings for carbohydrates.

While it can seem like trying to stop a moving train, there are quite a few strategies to control cravings and stop stress eating during the holidays. Continue reading

Has Stress Eating Become A Habit?

Has stress eating become a habit? Is it hard to stop stress eating once you start? I’ll bet you aren’t reaching for carrots!

According to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research, just a few bites of a sweet treat may leave you yearning for more foods packed with sugar and fat.

Drexel University professor, Evan Forman, Ph.D. conducted a study showing that when participants savored one chocolate truffle, they ended up craving unhealthy foods, such as pizza, potato chips, and ice cream.

“Sampling decadent foods seemed to set off an unconscious urge to overindulge,” Dr. Forman explained. Knowing this fact can help you plan for the unintended consequences of stress eating. Continue reading