You might already know about the “fight or flight” response, a leftover reaction from the caveman days when surviving a potential danger meant literally fighting or fleeing. The thing is, even though modern-day stressors aren’t quite the same, our brains and bodies still react with the same flood of emotions to help us prepare to battle or run. One of those hormones called cortisol can make us hungry, often very hungry.
Watch the video to learn more about how everyday stressors can affect your ability to control food cravings—and how food choices can affect your body’s ability to manage everyday stressors.
It’s so easy to eat mindlessly when you’re stressed. And thanks to the stress hormone cortisol, that mindless eating can make you feel even more stressed. What can you do? These tips can help you feed your body in a way that can help combat stress—instead of adding to it.
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