Food, stress and anxiety

Part 1, Part 2

A balanced diet is so important for your physical well-being - but also for your mental well-being too. Nutritional deficiencies can cause all kinds of problems - so if you're struggling at the moment then I so hope the information here on my pages will help you.

And do be sure to start off with Part 1 of this article first, for a look at the link between Diet, Food and Depression too.

Food, stress and anxiety

Have you ever considered that your resilience could be less than optimal (or maybe completely depleted) because you're deficient in certain vitamins and minerals? Or that maybe you're feeling anxious because your blood sugar level is 'all over the place'?

Just think for a moment what happens to you during stressful times. Now consider how your body might be coping when it has to deal with the stress of all the wrong foods?

How much energy will there be left for you to deal with whatever's going on for you on a day-to-day basis?

On the whole your body compensates for - and adjusts to - stress, but too much of it for too long can cause everything to go terribly wrong. Physical, environmental and emotional stress all add to the load.

By eating the right kind of foods...
... you'll have far more energy to cope with stressful situations
... you'll be less irritable
... you'll be more patient
... you won't suffer so much from that inner tension
... and you'll sleep much better

Sounds good!

The problem with blood sugar

Did you know...?

Blood sugar imbalances can cause:

  • difficulty concentrating
  • frequent mood-swings
  • forgetfulness and confusion
  • tendency to depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • aggressive outburst or crying spells

I hope that I've shown you how important a healthy diet and lifestyle is for your mental well-being.

I've seen my clients' moods improve drastically once they've changed their food intake. Depression disappears much quicker with counselling and a good diet.

Most definitely they experienced a reduction in anxiety and they slept much better!

As an aid to improving your eating habits, I'd so recommend exploring self hypnosis. It's a really powerful and cost-effective way to address your issues, and get you started on the road to a happier, healthier you :-)

Part 1, Part 2

Related Articles

Other Helpful Links

Institute of Optimum Nutrition
The New York Times: The link between depression and weight gain
Overeaters Anonymous

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