Understanding U

Food & Emotions

Food & Emotions

  • Snap Out of Autopilot Mode
    • Smell Relaxing Essential Oil
    • Take a Cool Shower
    • Get a Manicure
    • Go for a Walk/Run to clear your mind
  • Outsmart Your Cravings
  • You’re Stressed Out
    • When U are under a lot of pressure, it drives the stress hormone Cortisol up, which in turn can stimulate cravings for foods high in fat or sugar
    • Your body wants foods that may trigger the release of the neurotransmitter Dopamine in the brain ton help U feel better – carbs and fats seem to have ‘soothing’ properties
  • To Avoid this Eating Spiral
    • Replace the craving with something else that makes U feel good!
    • Implement a strategy that does NOT involve food, but still prompts your body’s Dopamine response


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