Most of us tend to binge eat when we’re experiencing a certain extreme emotion. Some of us tend to indulge when we’re happy while some indulge when they’re sad, but the most common form of binge eating happens when we’re stressed. Whether it’s a work deadline or an exam the next morning, a fight with your partner or a new job, all of these can cause stress.
Why do we binge eat when stressed?
Stressful situations cause the release of the hormone Cortisol in our bodies. Cortisol, while having many beneficial effects, causes cravings for sweet and salty foods. We tend to generally gravitate towards junk food because they’re carb-heavy and satiate our cravings sooner. But unfortunately, while they fulfill our food cravings, these foods add on to our stress and also contribute to weight gain.
So what do you do?
While we can’t avoid stress every single time, we can avoid junk food and turn these cravings towards healthy, nutritious food that is delicious as well! From healthy snack bars to best Keto snacks, we have a little something for all your cravings.
- Chocolate Coconut Cookie
A delicious combination of Chocolate & Coconut with Oats, these cookies will satisfy your cravings while at the same time saving you from that guilt trip. Buy them here.
- Pizza Flavoured Khakhra Chips
Most of the times when we’re stressed, we reach for some savory salty goodness in the form of chips. These pizza flavored Khakhra chips are not only tasty, but they help improve your metabolic rate, and regulate digestion. You can get them here.
- Vacuum Fried Sweet Potato Chips
- Chocolate Cranberry Protein Bars
When you’re about to give into temptation while completing that assignment, these healthy snack bars will come to your rescue! These 100% natural protein bars are filling and delicious, making it the ultimate snack for when you’re stressed.
- Dark Chocolate Almond All Natural Snack Bars
Chocolate is said to relieve any stress that you might have, which is why in some cultures it is referred to as the food of the gods. These natural snack bars are made with dark chocolate and are loaded with dry fruits and a hint of honey. Get them here.
- Cacao Orange Granola
Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, this delicious treat is enough to satiate anyone no matter what they’re craving. A wholesome combination of antioxidants, Vitamin C & A, this granola is gluten free and vegan as well! You can get it here.
- Trail Mix
A healthy combination of dry fruits, dried berries, flax seeds and chia seeds, this Trail Mix is great for when you’re craving something sweet and salty at the same time. Get it here.
- Potato Flakes
Sometimes, all you need is a trip down memory lane, right back to your childhood to calm down your nerves. While we wouldn’t recommend a parantha, these healthy roasted potato flakes will definitely do the trick. They’re 100% oil free and absolutely delicious! Get them now!
- Salted Cashews
They’re rich, they’re healthy and they’re mouthwateringly scrumptious. When you’re craving something decadent, this is one of the best Keto snacks that you can get. Cashews have since long been known for their health benefits, and can make a great snack for you to relieve some stress.
- Herbal Teas
Herbal teas are proven to have a calming and soothing effect on our nerves & hormones, calming down even the most worked up minds. Choose from a variety of flavours such as chamomile, mint, Earl Grey etc. here.