stressed spelled backwards is desserts. #stressedout
stress has been recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today. it has been noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. you’ve got 24 hours in a day and somehow managed to rack up 40 hours worth of things to do that day. stress and anxiety begin to set in and BOOM, panic attack. we all have these days, and the way that we cope with stress depends on the person. some panic, some breathe and some, well we stress eat or don’t eat. understanding how stress works gives you the advantage of being more aware and sensitive to the situation and how to deal with it in the moment, instead of panicking. we are here to give you the insight on ALL things stress related. ready? 1, 2, 3 breathe…
big or little. your body won’t discriminate between little or big stress-out. if you do not address the typical reaction, you run the risk of impaired cognitive function, drained energy, illness and clarity. smart people do stupid things. when you stress, your brain goes into “cortical inhibition” which causes you to make rash decisions. you need to remain in a calm, clear state of mind. numb. over time, if you continue to stress out and not address the issue, you become numb to the side effects. over time you will begin to nice your over-all health. adapting to the daily pressure, irritations, and annoyances is NOT normal. when experiencing them, finding a way to work through it is. you are in control. you do not need to be the victim of your own emotions, thoughts and attitudes. controlling how you deal with stress will ultimately decide the outcome. in the moment. the best way to manage your stress is to deal with it the moment that it comes up. we know sometimes you need some time to think about it, avoiding any harsh reactions. however, most americans rely on the bing-and-purge approach when it comes to stress. they believe that if they wait until later to recover they can fake it until then. wrong, when you put it off, you offset your inner balance. this later causes our health to suffer.
why are you stressed.
did you know. - stress in the US has increased 30% over the last three decades - women are more stressed out at work then men
stress affects the entire body. more causes include: insomnia, emotional & behavioral problems, immune system dysfunctions, asthma, ulcers, lack of energy, depression, nervousness, paranoia…
don’t fall victim. alcohol, suicide, drug addiction, tobacco, eating disorders & self harm
foods to avoid. packaged or sugary foods. when you eat processed/refined foods, especially those with added sugar, you can give your blood sugar high and lows throughout the day. this increases anxiety and causes cravings and fatigue.
too much alcohol or caffeine. both of these can cause or worsen anxiety, cause dehydration and can leave you sleepless. refined vegetable oils. this is a big one that a lot of people suffer from; imbalances in polyunsaturated fats. what does this mean? you have too much omega-6 and not enough omega 3 in your nutrition. if left untreated this could lead to metabolic damage, inflammation and poor gut health. what to eat. foods high in vitamin b. raw or cultured dairy products, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, wild caught fish poultry & leafy greens foods high in calcium & magnesium. unsweetened yogurt, wild caught salmon, beans & legumes, leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, avocados & nuts high protein foods. this will provide you with essential amino acids that are needed for proper neurotransmitter functions. healthy fats & omega-3 fatty acids. cold water & wild caught fish can reduce inflammation and stabilize your moods. omega-3s are great for your noggin and development of heart heath. some foods to include are nuts/seeds, avocado, olive & coconut oil, salmon or sardines.
how to calm your brain.
medication & mindfulness exercises
write it down
talk to someone you love
distract your mind
listen to a podcast or calming music
give yourself some time
let it go.
things to let go of right now.
worrying about what has happened in the past
needing to control everything
ideas of a “perfect life”
fear of the unknown
things you cannot change
a job you hate
comparing yourself to others
negative body image
fear of failure
worrying what others think
dependency on social media
your comfort zone
failing to care for your physical health
“the grass is always greener”
guilt & anger
anyone or anything that doesn’t make you happy.
JUST. LET. IT. GO. want to incorporate a "stress free" nutritional & fitness program? contact us to get started!