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, bread, or beer, wine, etc…
Stress Needs Energy
Energy is what you need to help your body cope when stressed. But the unfortunate thing is that most of the time the energy source you choose is a form of processed sugar and trans fats with both of these being 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. The initial energy hit that you get from that high sugar food will be short. Your body uses all your insulin to cope with the sugar attack it has just received. Then all of a sudden there’s a very low insulin level as the pancreas drains out and you now 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 new fast growing trend of insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance will result in diabetes, kidney problems, energy problems, an inability to process your good food properly because your pancreas is not reacting properly.
Bottom line when you are stressed you will seek to take in energy fast. Anxiety is a sign that you are way over-stressed. You will go for the processed (sugar) foods when you are anxious. 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 when I use techniques like Two Meridian Tapping I don’t need to know what the stress is, I just need to acknowledge that there is a stress and I am ready to retune that stress 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 energy (sugary) drinks that you take. Please include coffee in this list – which I know isn’t a sugar, but it over stimulates the adrenals and the pancreas. 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 natural substitute for your sugary food. Please note that your substitute cannot be a ‘sugar-free’ item. Why? Because ‘sugar-free’ items 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 some almond butter. Another favourite is a piece of fruit with a small handful of almond or walnuts. This 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:
- First Tapping Round: I truly crave dairy milk chocolate when stressed and can’t live without it.
- Second Tapping 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.
- Third Tapping Round: I truly love and enjoy my red apple and almond butter snack and I feel much better.
When you combine these scripts with Two Meridian Tapping you really make lasting changes with your thinking on sugary foods. Once you have tapped on these scripts for a week or two you can find yourself saying your scripts all the time, they become one of your automatic subconscious thoughts. Once you have these new subconscious thoughts, you will start to make new food choices too. 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 items 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 easily access and eat your healthy food choices.
Old Thoughts Win When Over-Stressed
When you get stressed you trigger all your older more negative subconscious thoughts and they get to override your new more positive ones. 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. Remember too that daily Tapping will lower your stress levels.
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. So your body has to store all this unwanted false energy and this is what causes the health problems! 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!
- Calm Your Stress
- Change your Thoughts about Sugary foods and drinks
- Change your eating habits
- Have new positive thoughts and beliefs about yourself.
Why wait? Get your copy of Tap Into Success Now and get turning your sugar eating habits around and then watch your Anxiety levels lower and your health improve.