Combatting Stress Eating

Stress eating is real. It isn’t a cop-out or excuse. The solution to it is trying to reduce the stress. If you are trying to manage macros and focus on diet, it really is an uphill battle if you can’t manage stress. Being hungry is one thing. Being hungry and stressed makes things so much harder. One thing that many people don’t consider is the importance of sleep. Poor sleep adds underlying stress to your system and if you are sleeping poorly all the other stressors are going to be much more difficult to manage. There are tons of resources to improve sleep. There are books written on it. Limiting screen time before you go to bed, going to bed at same time each night and waking up at the same time every day is crucial. Many people will say, “It’s so hard to do that, I just can’t”. The reality is for most people it just isn’t a priority for them. If you can fix your sleep, then many other things come into focus and the nutrition piece won’t be as challenging.

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