Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cravings

Weather...Stress...Work...Glutton...Study...Stress...Glutton...

Been eating non stop... like after a heavy dinner, i can still proceed to have fruit tarts and 2 cups of coffee during tea break in school or help myself with 2 pieces of coffee swiss roll stuffs with lots of cream and chocolate chips.

I know something is wrong with me. i been eating like non stop ... I often find myself going to the coffeeshop and buy $1 fries and eat happily. Cos first is cheap and more compared to Macdonald. Then will eat sweet things, spicy things, salty things :S I am always hungry after working very hard at work or in school. Probably thinking that i deserved a reward - FOOD reward so i can make myself a happy girl. Or when i am sad with my client, family or study, i also turn to food. Either ice-cream or the $1 fries again :S for comfort and then when i am happy i go back to work again. Keep having the impression that when i work too hard, my fats are burned away so can eat more food.

I did some research on cravings & stress and found these:

Remember, the brain seeks balance. It does not want to feel stressed, blue, or guilty. It immediately looks for pleasure and balance from the things that you have trained it to seek when negative emotions and stressors surface.


Stress, fear, anger, and anxiety can increase a transmitter called neuropeptide Y. This neurotransmitter can significantly increase carbohydrate cravings.


Stress is also associated with low serotonin levels, which can also lead to carbohydrate cravings to boost serotonin.


Depression and the blues are associated with suppressed serotonin levels. Feeling down can affect your desire for carbohydrates to boost these levels.


Feelings of guilt and low self-esteem have a strong connection to increased cravings. Low self-esteem is associated with low serotonin levels.


I better start to exercise when i have cravings again. I think i will return to my secondary school 60kg weight in few months's time if i continue "rewarding" myself.

No snacking & makan = Save more $. Quick think of the amount of $ u are saving.

Typical day on average spending:
$1 fries
$1 Sweet drinks
$2 Old Chang Kee
= $4

1 week = $4 * 7 = $28
1 month = $28 * 4 = $112
1 Year = $1344 (+++ if i continue eating...)

I CAN GO holiday in Aussie every YEAR!

Ok no more eating and snacking anymore

NO MORE $1 FRIES!

1 comment:

Qq said...

wat an educational and convincing write-up.

we shall remind each other not to (over-)snack...=D