Anxiety is a sign that you are over stressed. Most of the time, you crave an over sugared or over salted food when stressed. Sometimes you even hear yourself say things like ‘my life wouldn’t be worth living without chocolate or beer, wine, etc…
Stress Needs Energy
Sugar is what you give your body to help it maintain energy levels while stressed. But the unfortunate thing is that most of the time the sugar you choose is processed and harmful to your essential organs and your digestive system.
Processed Sugar Triggers Stress
Processed high sugar foods trigger a stress response and if you are already anxious all the time, this just adds to the problem. Also the energy hit will be short as your body uses all your insulin to cope with the sugar attack. Then all of a sudden there’s a very low insulin level as the pancreas drains out and you experience an energy low. Then, yes – you guessed it – you crave more sugar, coffee or salt. It’s a vicious circle that can lead to the ever popular state of insulin resistance.
Bottom line when you are stressed you will seek to take in energy fast. Anxiety is a sign that you are way over-stressed. This is when you will go for the sugar. Calming the over-stressed energy helps you to begin to make huge changes and that is your first Tip.
5 Tips For Getting Your Sugar Under Control
Tip #1 – Calm The Stress
When people used to tell me that I needed to calm my stress levels, I used to ask them how? How can I calm this stress when I am not sure what it is.
Then I learnt that with Two Meridian Tapping you don’t need to know what the stress is, you just need to acknowledge that there is a stress and you are ready to retune it to vibrations of calm. This is what I do with clients all the time and it is what I teach you do in my book – Tap Into Success.
Tip #2 Make Your List of Sugary Food and Drink
Here you really need to be very honest with yourself. List out all the sugary foods you eat and drinks that you take. You might include coffee – which I know isn’t a sugar, but it does also trigger the adrenals and the pancreas because it is a stimulant. Write the exact bar, the bun, the drink and don’t forget to include the alcoholic drinks.
Don’t panic at all the things on your list. It’s just a list. But I am hoping that even writing this list will help you to see what you are doing.
Tip #3 Let’s Get Creative!
Get a different coloured pen. Beside each sugar food on your page, I want you to write a possible substitute. But that substitute cannot be a ‘sugar-free’ item. Why? Because ‘sugar-free’ are packed with sugar-like chemicals that are just as bad, if not worse, for your health! I can give you an example, a snack that I like to take is apple and almond butter. Fruit with a small handful of nuts can be a really good substitute because the nuts are a source of protein which helps to regulate the natural sugar for longer preventing that sharp high and even sharper low when you eat sugar.
Tip #4 Create Your Scripts
Now I want you to take a separate page and write some ‘Even though’ scripts. Here is an example: “Even though I truly crave dairy milk chocolate when stressed and can’t live with out it, right now I truly love eating my beautiful red apple with almond butter.”
Make a script like this for each of your sugar foods and their new alternatives. Next, you can use my New tapping System to help you retune all your negative thoughts to the new positive ones. You do that by breaking down your even though scripts into three Tappings rounds:
- Tap 1 round saying: I truly crave dairy milk chocolate when stressed and can’t live without it.
- Tap 2nd round: Even though I crave daily milk chocolate when stressed and can’t live without it, right now I truly love eating my beautiful red apple and almond butter.
- Tap 3rd round: I truly love and enjoy my red apple and almond butter snack and it helps me feel much better.
Even if you don’t use my TMT Tapping to help you really make lasting changes with your thinking on sugary foods, just by making and saying your scripts all the time, you will begin to make some change. But the Tapping really does help you make deep and lasting changes.
Tip #5 If You Don’t Buy it – You Can’t Eat It!
The surest way of preventing yourself from eating sugary foods and drinking sugary drinks is not to buy them. Make a list of the natural substitute foods you created above and make sure to buy these when you go to the shops. Clear your presses of the said sugary foods so they are not easy to reach when you are stressed, but make sure you can access and eat your alternatives easily.
Old Thoughts Win When Over-Stressed
When you get stressed you trigger the subconscious thoughts and the old well established ones are normally your go to thoughts. These thoughts will have you go for the processed sugar and this will make you more anxious. Tapping can be so beneficial because with Tapping you can literally retune those old thoughts, it’s like recycling them for new healthy eating ones – permanently.
Stress On Stress = Anxiety
Processed sugar causes your body to go into a stress response as it tries to break it down. Anxiety happens when your system is already over stressed all of the time and you lack the ability to regulate your neurotransmitter energies. When you are so stressed you cannot digest food anyway. So your body has to store all this unwanted false energy! This puts your essential organs under more stress as they try to process and clean out the unwanted chemicals and you use up all your good essential nutrients.
Get Off The Sugar!
Bottom line – GET OFF THE SUGAR! I hope you found this post helpful. I know that Two Meridian Tapping which you can learn all about in my book – Tap Into Success, will help you to:
- Calm Your Stress
- Change your Thoughts about Sugary foods and drinks
- Change your eating habits
- Have no positive thoughts and beliefs about yourself.
Why wait? Get Your Copy of Tap Into Success Now and Get turning your sugar eating habits around before it is too late. Watch your Anxiety levels lower and your health improve.
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