Sugar and stress - too spiced to be nice!!
So which way is it?
You get stressed and you comfort eat?
You comfort eat and you get stressed?
In truth, it doesn’t really matter much which way it goes because bombarding your body with either stress or sugar for extended periods of time, is simply a sure way to disaster – for your health, happiness and effectiveness.
I am aware that the ‘system’ which drives the economics of our world gives little opportunity to live without stress or sugar – or does it?
For many people caught up in the 9-5 or often 8-7 employment– being stressed and eating fast food of some sort may seem your only option. This is also true for many of the lone working/self-employed.
The fact is, you do have choices. However, first you need to become conscious of how you are thinking, how you respond to those thoughts – what actions you then take. Secondly, you need to become aware that ofcourse you could think, feel and do differently – ie you most certainly do have choices. Whilst we remain unaware of the fact that we choose to be unaware, then we run the risk of sleepwalking through our own lives missing much that is precious and missing the opportunities that can make life much more satisfying. We are not mere cogs in the wheel of the giant economic system.
It is my passionate belief that our lives and our presence on this planet is more meaningful than being a mere cog in the systems wheel. However to make our lives mean something to us, we do need to be conscious of how we think, what we think, the actions we take because of what we think and then to become conscious of what our bodies are telling us about whether we are on the right path or not.
I realise though that we are easily caught in the Catch 22 of feeling as though:-
- - we don’t have time,
- - don’t have time to consider anything other than what we already have on our plate,
- - don’t have time to notice the words that we say to ourselves
- - or where the words that we say to ourselves, take us,
- - don’t have time to consider that we could just think different thoughts,
- - don’t have time to choose to eat differently,
- - don’t have time to eat differently
If you recognise that you are unhappy, stressed, forever feeling that you don’t have time, addicted to sugary processed/prepared foods , feeling unsatisfied with aspects of or much of your quality of life – then getting help to assist you to choose better options in your thinking, feelings and actions might just save your life.
We only get into habits because we have repeated what we do so much that we are no longer aware that we do what we do. Getting independent support is often the only way to break the pattern, otherwise you would have done so already.