What should I do when I’m stressed and crave sugary and salty junk food?

Cravings

Well I say when you are stressed or craving things become active.  When you are active you less likely to snack on things that you should not eat.  Snacking on junk food when you are stressed or bored is a learned behavior so you need to change your learned behaviors.

When you are stressed or cravings things start to trigger those thoughts with activity.  If you learn to be active when you are stressed or have cravings sooner or later it will be as natural to be active as it is to reach for food.

Other techniques that I have found to be successful is to drink as much water as possible.  If you are craving but yet you know you should not eat simply drink water.  This will calm the craving and give your mouth that oral fixation.

Finally creating positive affirmations is very powerful.  These affirmations can be limitless but anything that elevates who you are and how you do not need the food you are craving can help.  Use all 3, change you learned behaviors and look at the results, these things are practical, realistic and healthy for your brain and mind.

Rob Lagana

Coach and Founder at Lagana Fitness
Coach Rob Lagana, Fitness Coach, Elite Nutritionist, and Stress Reduction Therapist

Rob Lagana is a former top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.

Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred
with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki.Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals
through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.

Certifications

Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and overall brings a holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.

Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner.Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and
much more..Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body.

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