Thursday, June 25, 2009

Who invented stress anyway?

Why is it that stress and eating go so well together? I'm finding that I'm under a great deal of stress right now and all I want to do is eat. It's not a hunger issue. It's not a fixation issue. I feel the need to consume things because I think it's going to take the stress away or make it better. Most of the things I want are crunchy! I guess because it makes me feel like I'm doing something like gnashing it away. But, as we all know, it doesn't. Then it just leaves us feeling like we've let ourselves down because most of the crunchy things I lean toward, aren't good for me.

So, how do we overcome this desire? Need? Is there a remedy?

How do we get away from the "drama" of life and let the stress just pass us by? Are there people that aren't affected by stress? If so, what's the key? I want it all to go away. It's so frustrating!

Any magicians out there? Swing your wand this way, please!

Sorry for the venting. I just needed some kind of a distraction - other than cheez-its and doritos!!!


Kim said...

Though at the moment I have no room to offer advice, I do find that exercise helps me greatly when it comes not only to stress but to eating as well. When I am working out faithfully, I just feel healthier and tend to make more healthy food choices. It also helps me with my stress management.

Now to take my own advice and get back on the wagon!

Kim H. said...

You know - that is sooo true. And even worse - I find that with myself... if I can't control a situation or just want to lash out at something... I take it out on myself. That is when my eating gets to it's worst. UGH!