People often get these feelings of anxiety which make them want to eat more and in an uncontrollable way. The key to avoid this is having a healthy diet that keeps you satisfied during the day. Know and learn how to have a healthier lifestyle to keep you from anxiety and appetite.
Why is important to have a healthy diet to control anxiety and appetite?
Food has a big influence on our health in most aspects, that’s why the way we eat and what we ingest is a big deal. Depending on what type of food we consume we’ll be strong, healthy, energized, agile, and with a low percentage of fat.
The first step to control anxiety and appetite is to know and learn what kind of foods are good to keep out a balanced body. For instance, don’t ever skip breakfast. This meal is essential to start the day with the energy you require during the day. Include good fats in it (avocado, egg yolk, olive oil and so on) carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, oatmeal and protein (chicken, egg, grains). It is advisable to eat every 3 or 4 hours including 2 healthy snacks, one for the morning and the other for the afternoon. For snacks, you can choose fruits accompanied by nuts, a protein shake, vegetables, healthy toasts, among other options. They should be ingested in fewer portions than the main dishes. What happens when we spend long hours without eating is that the appetite is coupled with the desire to eat (literally) and this, as a result, brings anxiety. This makes you unnecessary binge eating. If you distribute your meals to five a day, this helps keep your satiety firmer. It also helps keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
The ups and downs of sugar in the blood attract anxiety, and this is directly linked to the intake of processed carbohydrates (those containing refined flour and sugar). Control the ingest of this type of carbohydrate: these foods are quick to process by the body, and it begins a certain struggle between the sugar that you already have in your blood and the one that this carbohydrate is providing. This means that when you eat these processed foods rich in refined flour and sugars, the body transforms them into sugar and send it to the muscles, liver or other parts of the body. On the other hand, the sugar that you already have in your blood lowers its levels, and the body seeks to stabilize itself, making you feel a desire for sugar. That’s when anxiety appears on the picture.
Your body is very intelligent, it’ll ask you for something sweet that will quickly raise your sugar levels. This is why it is appropriate to have snacks and eat every 3 or 4 hours, as mentioned earlier, because it helps to keep your levels balanced. Consume foods high in fiber, that keep you satisfied and all this negative process with sugar will be avoided.
Another important tip: learn the difference between when you feel like eating and when you are hungry. Make the right choices and only feed yourself when you really need to. If you eat healthily, the anxiety will be more controlled.
Keep in mind that having proper nutrition is the key. Do not forget to exercise several times a week! Follow us for much more!
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