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Nutrition for stress and anxiety is a topic that’s helpful 365 days of the year.

Nutrition is a topic that many people don’t often associate with stress relief.  Does nutrition and stress management have anything in common?  Read on to find out!

Life is challenging. As bad as it sounds, stress is a normal aspect of life. Some people experience more of it, and some people experience less of it. The bottom line is that we all have stress that is created by a number of different factors.

For many women, especially busy mothers, the combination of work and taking care of the kids can put immense stress on both the mind and body.

Eating is a common way to cope with the stress, but this usually causes more harm than good for the majority of us. If you are exhausted from worrying about everything, there is good news.

You can focus on nutrition for stress and anxiety.

Here are some ways to eat and drink yourself back to a stress-resilient life.

1. Break your fast

Stressing out causes people to do a lot of strange things. While most people tend to find comfort by indulging in their favorite meals and desserts, others simply skip eating altogether. Loss of appetite is a typical side-effect of stress, but it’s a very unhealthy habit because you can begin to miss out on a lot of energy and nutrition. The easiest meal to skip is breakfast since that’s when most people are rushing off to work. Add in the loss of appetite and there’s no chance for it. Unfortunately, breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives you the energy to get through your day. It is crucial for women who need the fuel to do strenuous jobs and care for the kids.

2.  Prepare your own meals

Stress and anxiety can bring you to engorge yourself with heart-clogging baked goods, fatty meats, fried delicacies, and more. Fast food joints and all-you-can-eat buffets are frequented by plenty of stressed out individuals. You might feel good while scoffing down all those unhealthy goodies, but you’ll probably feel horrible the minute you finish. Packing your body full of junk makes you feel heavy, tired, and sluggish–the opposite of how you want to feel if you have a lot to take care of. When you prep your own meals, you get to choose exactly what to include and what not to include. Avoid restaurant food, frozen dinners, sweets, and other processed foods since they contain tons of fat, sodium, sugar, and other unnecessary chemicals. Keeping your diet high in vitamins and minerals is key to having energy and feeling good, so strive to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

3. Get energy from tea

Many people stress out because they run out of gas before they can finish all of their work. Most resort to unhealthy beverages like coffee and energy drinks to keep them going. Instead of putting all that sugar and those chemicals into your system, drink tea to get your caffeine fix. Most teas, especially green teas, are very beneficial for the body. They can boost energy, fight cancer, increase metabolism, and aid in burning fat.

4. Drink sparkling juice instead of wine

When people stress out and get depressed, they can resort to alcohol consumption to forget about their troubles. Instead of grabbing a six-pack or bottle of wine, drink sparkling wine so you don’t get intoxicated. Getting drunk can cause you to behave irrationally and violently, and you could end up hurting yourself or other individuals.

If you want to know more about how nutrition can greatly impact your stress levels, I want you to check out my Kindle book all about NUTRITION FOR STRESS RELIEF.

In it is EVERYTHING that you need to know to see how changes to your nutrition habits will greatly reduce your stress levels. And some of the ideas may be very surprising!

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  1. Alicia Netto says:

    Darlene, I am an exhausted mother of 4, and I need all the tips I can get on stress relief and boosting energy. Starting with my eating habits. I follow your blogs and I love reading them over and over again. 🙂 Now, I’ve got to implement some of the things I am learning. That part is not always easy.

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      Alicia, its so true. Making changing to our habits is not always easy, so just remember to start small. For instance, if you eat out a lot (e.g. lots of fast food), make a decision to make your own meals and to eat out only once a week, then once a month. Making your own meals might sound like a lot of work for a mother of 4…and its IS! But with good meal planning and preparations it can be done. You give your family ( on yourself) the gift of healthy meals AND you save $$ too.

  2. Nancy Ferguson says:

    Hi Darlene,

    I drink a lot of wine,especially when I am stressed. After reading this blog, I thought why not try sparkling juice just once? and I actually did! I Loved it. I did not realize how much what I drink impacts my stress levels. I am going to include what I learn in your blog posts as part of my 2017 goals.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Darlene Berkel says:

      Nancy, I am glad to hear that you discovered something new that worked for you. Keep making small positive lifestyle changes in 2017. here’s the simple recipe…Do low impact exercise 3-5x a week, eat healthy, sleep more, stress less! (Oh…and keep sharing with us here on the blog! 🙂 )

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