You bet… those emotions can interfere with your eating habits. Finding comfort in food is common especially when we are feeling bored, happy, sad, anxious, or stressed. Also, the brain has a direct effect on the stomach and our intestines. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before the food even gets there. This connection goes both ways. A problematic intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a stressful brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal system are intimately connected.
Another digestion compliant to consider is the direct link between the type of bacteria in your gut and your levels of anxiety and depression. Also, research has shown evidence that obesity is linked to changes in gut flora. Stress the type of foods you eat and or frequent use of antibiotics can dimmish the levels of healthy bacteria as well in your gut.
So how can we tell our emotions to stop messing with our eating habits??
Pay attention to your gut and notice how it feels with the different foods you eat! Next, try connecting your brain and your heart with a daily affirmation to relax your mind and body for radiating a joyous life. Lastly, try to add foods that will support you in creating the life you want.
Fiber is great for our guts and there are two types soluble and insoluble. Getting a balance of the two can be beneficial in feeling fuller, lowering your LDL (loser) cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, and many more. If you’re like most Americans, then you’re probably not paying attention to your gut.
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