The BIG 5 Stress Foods

There are several foods that could be labeled “stress foods”. I have chosen what I call the “Big-5”.   Refined sugar These irritate muscles and overwhelm the adrenal glands and pancreas. Most people are aware of the initial “sugar high” from refined sugars that is quickly followed by fatigue and low energy. This leads to an impulse […]

Are You A Stress Eater?

Stress and the hormones secreted during the stress response are major causes of obesity. How you respond to and cope with stress determines your appetite, body composition and overall fitness. Under chronic stress, insulin, a fat storage hormone, rises, and in combination with cortisol, promotes fat storage and inhibits fat release. The stress response always […]