Stressed and Desserts

Okay, here is one that may be something you never have thought about before: “Stressed”, spelled backwards, is “Desserts”. Perhaps this is not a coincidence.

“Desserts”, of course, refer to those lovely array of food offerings that occur after the main course meal. The “usuals” include cakes, cookies, ice cream, pies, etc. Certainly, these choices are not exactly inline with your desire for controlling weight.

In thinking about this, how often does anyone feel “hungry” after eating a full meal? Most often, we will partake of a dessert not out of hunger, but rather because we know it will taste good. Another potential reason is that after a long, stressed-out day, the immediate gratification of ingesting a high-sugar dessert will psychologically feel as if we were rewarded for enduring and surviving the stressed day.

Before ordering a dessert at a restaurant or reaching for one at home, always ask yourself whether you are truly hungry AND try to think about the reasons why controlling weight is so important to you. By doing so, perhaps you may take a pass.

Do not allowed a stressed out day to be turned into desserts.

Author
Nataliya P Serotonin-Plus Counselor

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