The Research on Stress and Diet
The researchers found that the women who were not experiencing stress, and who had eaten the healthier breakfast, had better blood results. No surprise there! However, those who were under stress and had eaten the healthier breakfast had blood results that looked like they had eaten the unhealthy breakfast. The body simply cannot process food efficiently when you are stressed, especially high-fat, high-calorie foods.
How to Reduce Stress
- Get plenty of regular exercise
- Get plenty of rest and sleep
- Practice yoga and/or meditation
- Enjoying pleasurable activities such as reading or taking a warm bath