The Right Way to Eat Your Feel­ings

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - BODY - BY ME­GAN DEEM

Neg­a­tive feel­ings prob­a­bly give you the urge to Brid­get Jones a kilo of Cad­bury choco­late, ver­sus cosy­ing up to a plate of steamed broc­coli. It’s nat­u­ral to crave crap food when you’re in a crap mood, since sweets and sim­ple carbs cause your brain to re­lease hits of feel-good chem­i­cals, says Rachel Lust­garten, a clin­i­cal di­eti­tian. Un­for­tu­nately, the high doesn’t last. Un­healthy grub also spikes your blood su­gar, which then crashes, leav­ing you slug­gish, hun­gry and no hap­pier than you were be­fore. En­ter health coach Lind­sey Smith, whose new book Eat Your Feel­ings shows how to curb outof-con­trol emo­tional crav­ings with sat­is­fy­ing, healthy al­ter­na­tives. Her phi­los­o­phy? Feed­ing feel­ings such as stress, sad­ness and fa­tigue with solid, mood-boost­ing nu­tri­ents in­stead of garbage can quell your han­ker­ings and soothe your emo at­ti­tude. Take a bite of her tasty ad­vice.

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