STOP Stress Eating guides you through 5 tools that really help to tackle your stress before you even reach for the doughnuts. I'm a firm believer in proactive stress relief, meaning each and every day taking small meaningful actions to manage stress levels.
In this Course, you’ll learn that you can take control of your stress eating. You'll also reduce your stress levels and your food cravings. While learning to choose foods that bring your body back into balance while finding other ways to relieve your stress.
- Stress Intro
- Balance Your Diet
- Foods that Help with Stress Reduction
- Your 5-Day Balancing Meal Plan
- Bust a Move
- Types of Movement
- EFT Tapping
- How to Tap
- Tap it Out
- Nurture in Nature
- Prepare for Nature
- Just Breathe
- Mindfulness Meditation
Hi! I’m Jenna. A born-and-raised farm girl with nothing more than a passion and a dream to help others find freedom from food, as an Emotional Eating Coach. Using food as comfort has been my fallback my entire life and I have struggled with obesity because of an unhealthy relationship with food. When I graduated university with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2010, my weight had climbed to 295 pounds. The day I stepped on the scale and saw that number staring back at me was a turning point in my life. I developed the tools to help me get out of my vicious cycle and finally gain my health back. I no longer turned to food for comfort and found other healthy modalities that helped me deal with my severe depression. Through my formal education and experience, I believe nutrient-dense foods are the key to optimal health. Nurturing the body starts with whole food. But I also believe it’s not about the food. How we view food and our relationships towards food is the bigger issue. The harder issue, the issue that people shy away. Keeping the weight off for 5 years isn’t because nutrition became my passion, but because I learned to have a healthy relationship with food.
This course was created for you if you turn to food every time you're feeling even a little stressed.
There are many different types of stresses in our lives. Some good and some not so good. Stressors can be physical, environmental or emotional. Our body’s biological reaction to any type of stress is the same.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is actually an essential glucocorticoid steroid hormone. The adrenal gland is responsible for the secretion of cortisol. Normally cortisol levels are highest in the morning and lowest in the evening (allowing us to sleep at night). Cortisol isn’t all bad. We require normal cortisol levels to serve various functions in the body including keeping us awake & alert, decreasing inflammation, fighting fatigue, metabolism, balancing blood glucose and fleeing danger.
Our appetite can shut down in the short term due to increased adrenaline from the fight or flight response. However, when stress persists high cortisol levels can lead to increased hunger. So that meaning in the state of chronic stress there has been a correlation with increased appetite.
Numerous studies have found that physical or emotional stress increases the intake of high sugar and fat foods. Though these highly processed sugar-filled foods do really act as “comfort” in that they appear to counteract stress. Let's break that down.
Long-term chronic stress would deplete your energy reserves and you wouldn't survive very long in a depleted state. But high sugar and fat foods that you crave actually help your body maintain energy levels so it can keep going. Basically, it's not your fault that you want all the ice cream, chips and deliciously greasy fast food burgers.
This is why looking at how you can reduce your stress is a true key to STOP Stress Eating!