A flexible six-week plan for feeling calmer, slimmer and full of energy.
The De-Stress Diet uses healthy, nutritious food to flip this system in your favour, so you have fewer cravings and produce a steady stream of feel-good chemicals naturally. As a bonus, you can lose weight and see your mood, skin and muscle tone improve.
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How food and stress are related
- High-sugar, low-soluble-fibre carbohydrates such as junk foods and refined grains heighten the energy and mood highs and lows caused by stress hormones.
- Too many carbohydrates from grains, beans, potatoes and refined sugars, and too few from vegetables, fruit and nuts, can lead to inflammation and a heightened insulin response, which adds to the fat storage caused by raised stress hormones.
- A stressed brain is in dire need of continual sugar as fuel, as well as salt and processed fats. These foods initially make us feel better, but then lead to a mood drop, as well as more cravings and long-term weight gain. Read more...