It's time to break those bad childhood habits.You've had a hectic day at work. It feels like you haven't even have a chance to breathe, let alone eat lunch. Wait, did you eat lunch? The day has been so long you can't even remember. But now, on your way home, you're fantasizing about a huge bowl of pasta-no, scratch that-macaroni and cheese. And maybe some Ben & Jerry's. Definitely some Ben & Jerry's. You need carbs and sugar, and you need it now.
Sound familiar? Then you know what it feels like to stress-eat. And although your body is telling you to load up on carbs, sugar and fat, it's not going to make you any less stressed. In fact, it might just make you feel worse.
Why Stress Makes Us Crave Crap
When we're stressed out, we want something that will comfort us and calm us down. There's a reason we tend to look for it in the fridge. "A biochemical change occurs in the brain when we eat certain things, like carbohydrates," YouBeauty's Nutrition Expert Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D.,