Sometimes when I am stressed out, all the breathing techniques and exercise won't work. So I turn on the tea kettle to boil some water and have a relaxing cup of Tension Tamer tea. It has kava kava in it and it always works for me.
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If I've used up all my day's calories but still have the munchies at night, I make a cup of hot herbal tea, sweetened with stevia. It is sweet and comforting, occupies the mouth and hands til the urge to munch has passed, and even fills the belly for a *little* while.
Sometimes I add a dash of skim milk to make it feel more like a treat. Note: Make sure you use DECAF tea, and maybe even something like a "tension tamer", "sleepytime" or "calming" tea.
If you want pasta, drink a cup or two of green tea...it can tame blood sugar spikes that come from a starchy meal, those same spikes that can lead to sugar cravings and fatigue. Might keep you on track...test after!
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