Sugar > Numbing Emotions

Blunting of the Stress Response. Headline: “Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain.” Initially, the news that added sugar can relieve stress seems to be positive and really not too surprising. Many people “treat themselves” with something sweet after a stressful day. The concern is that under-reacting (or numbing yourself) to stress is not healthy and may lead to a habit of overeating sweets with all the negative consequences that brings. It’s better to learn healthy mechanisms to manage stress.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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