Ask JJ: Snacking and Stress

October 23, 2014 4:39 PM

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Hi JJ, I'm 45 and a kindergarten teacher. I have a shake in the morning, eat lunch at 10:50 a.m., and usually get home around 4 p.m. Many days I go straight to the gym after work. Sometimes I'm quite stressed by the end of the day, and I have a snack and overdo the snack. When I've had a tough day, I usually want something crunchy to eat. Any suggestions to limit myself and deal with stress?

One definite pattern I've long noticed involves stress and snacking. People rarely snack out of hunger. Instead, you bomb a big presentation, then you have an argument with your significant other, so you assuage your frustration with a big gooey cinnamon bun your coworker left in the break room.

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