How to Out Smart Emotional Eating
Aug 11, 2021
Ding, ding, ding….smart device notifications.
“Mom, Dad, Mom, Dad!”...kid notifications.
The constant pressure of pivoting from one notification to the other naturally increases stress levels.
When the body is stressed out it increases the release of the stress hormone cortisol. In abundance, cortisol becomes catabolic. It breaks the body down, slows bodily functions, causes depression, digestive issues, weight gain, and more. I often see my stressed-out clients with poor gut health struggling to overcome their chronic digestive symptoms.
Cortisol also regulates blood sugar levels so when you’re physically and mentally stressed it can cause blood sugar levels to increase. The blood sugar roller coaster effect causes an imbalance which increases your chances of binge eating, craving junk food, restless sleep, and uncontrollable mood swings.
The good news is there are natural supplements and herbs right in your kitchen for regulating blood sugar.
6 foods to combat cravings:
- Cinnamon: My favorite spice! Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants which regulates blood sugar by enhancing the insulin sensitivity and slowing the stomach’s process of emptying after each meal. Sprinkle cinnamon on popcorn for a sweet treat or add it to smoothies.
- Ginseng: Ginseng is a root with Chinese origins that is often used to manufacture organic and herbal medicines. Consuming ginseng daily after each meal can help balance blood sugar levels. According to a study conducted by an American University, daily consumption of ginseng helped approximately 20% more patients with blood sugar issues as compared to those who took the placebo pills.
- Fenugreek seeds: Fenugreek is an aromatic plant that can help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the process of digestion and carbohydrate absorption. Its abundance of amino acids can also stimulate the production of insulin in your body.
- Banaba Leaf Extract: Banaba is a tree is found in the Asian tropical forests. The extract of its leaves has been found beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels. It contains corosolic acid, which assists in transforming the glucose in the blood into energy.
- Sun: The sun can provide the bones and body with an abundance of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients who are dealing with blood sugar issues. Ten to 15 minutes of exposure of vitamin D on a daily basis will assist in regulating blood sugar levels.
- Gymnema Sylvester: Gymnema Sylvester is an herb found in the tropical forests of India. The leaves of this herb can help reduce absorption of glucose and normalize blood sugar levels.
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