Stress Chips

Stress Chips

So yesterday as I was unpacking my huge load of groceries, I was considering the changes and unknowns for the weeks ahead. As I put away cans of tomatoes and other pantry staples, I immediately felt the urge to grab a bowl and fill it with tortilla chips. I wanted salt and crunch.

I was halfway through the bowl before I even realized what I was doing. I was stress eating. Ugh. The funny thing was…the stress was more powerful than the recognition. Some part of me didn’t care.

Kick Stress for Weight-loss

Kick Stress for Weight-loss

In part 1, we looked at how our stress response system works.   We talked about our emergency response system and how it was and is vital to survival.  In part 2, we talked about how when acute stresses become chronic stress, our emergency response system stays on!...
Stressed to the Max- Pt 2

Stressed to the Max- Pt 2

Modern day stresses are everywhere. In fact, stress and worry are a part of our daily and weekly routines. Many people stress regularly before bed, or in traffic, or around certain groups of people. Even seasonally, we joke about the stressful holidays. We accept...
Stressed Out- pt 1

Stressed Out- pt 1

Human bodies are built for survival.    Back before the modern luxuries of houses and cars, our ancestors lived in a difficult and threatening environment.  Out of nowhere, a tiger could emerge from the trees ready to pounce and make you lunch. Fortunately, our bodies...