March is Nutrition Month and to celebrate our Food for Thought series will focus on some of the main factors that influence what we eat. Stress is an often overlooked piece of our health, yet it can be very damaging as it effects our bodies both physically and mentally. Specifically related to food, many often “stress eat” as they turn to food as a coping mechanism. The following from The Dietitians of Canada discusses how to overcome emotional eating and suggests some healthy alternatives.
The Dietitians of Canada Fact Sheet: Eating and Stress– Help! I eat when I’m stressed!
If you’re struggling with stress take a look at our article, How Stress is Affecting Your Health, for additional assistance.