Hope for Women | How Does Food Affect How We Feel?

December 30, 2019

The pressure is on, deadlines are looming, and stress levels are nearly maxed out. Cue the pizza order, drive-thru stop, or late-night run for ice cream.

We’ve likely all been there, whether it’s work stress, school assignments, or a meeting gone horribly wrong…. We get stressed or frustrated and reach for high-calorie, unhealthy foods. But, does what we put in our mouths really affect how we actually feel?

That might seem like a silly question, but consider some of the reasons we choose the foods we eat. Is it comfort food? Is it a craving? Is it because we’re “hangry?” All of these are emotional reasons for eating. With that in mind, consider how you might feel differently if you changed the foods you ate.

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