Well, you got the fact right that stress triggers insulin release which triggers sugar cravings.
Thing is, controlling it isn't a matter of will power, it's a matter of gaining control over stress levels which affect cortisol levels which affect a whole slew of other systems which keep us stressed, exhausted, and prone to pack on weight.
Problem is, the 'fix it advice' seems to be: Eat less, exercise more, and if it doesn't work, it's your fault because you didn't try hard enough.
Never mind that exercising more (ie cardio) and eating less exacerbate the problem, which causes people to 'stress eat'.... because, oh yeah, they're stressed.
The best fix: stop exercising like a madman/woman, eat better, and sleep more until you've healed the system. Then start addressing the underlying emotional issues that remain.
- 5/15/2012 1:54:16 PM