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Push That Tush -- Fragile

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The foods we usually choose to eat when stressed,
lead to higher levels of feel-good brain chemical serotonin and,
at least temporarily, make us think we're beating the blues.
But they can often be the WORST FOODS FOR STRESS


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Yesterday I had a momentary lapse of sanity and treated myself to a
Whopper Jr
You would have thought I was starving...gone in 60 SECONDS.
It stayed with me for HOURS.
I can't eat that stuff any more.
It was just a small hamburger...but I had indigestion all day.
{ did I eat so much of that stuff before ???...}
Next time I want to do something stupid, I will at least make it worth my while.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FALLNTENN 3/12/2013 10:23AM

    Thanks for the links about food and stress. I wish I had read that yesterday before I stopped at Taco Bell. I had trouble sleeping because of the indigestion.

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BUTEAFULL 3/11/2013 6:09PM

    I went back to my nemesis cashews

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WALLAHALLA 3/11/2013 12:05PM

    chocolate and almonds are much more fun to be stupid on emoticon

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KANOE10 3/11/2013 9:19AM

    There is a difference when you feel you have to eat...something from when you want to eat something. I have been there with the cravings when I had to have something..and stopped at McDonalds. I hope you are feeling better.

Have a great Monday.

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ARTJAC 3/11/2013 5:07AM


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CHOCOHIPPO 3/10/2013 11:29PM

    Love your honesty. Hope you're feeling better today. Sometimes you have to oops to move on...

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EDWARDS1411 3/10/2013 10:59PM

    My youngest son almost the very same as you this morning - he can't eat that food anymore. He's been eating very healthy and exercising a lot, but yesterday he had apparently eaten all kinds of junk and then was sick to his stomach six times overnight - and he blames eating the junk that he can't handle anymore. He learned a tough lesson!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/10/2013 10:25PM

    I was all ready to eat those best foods for stress and could not get the slide show to load. Grrrr. Hiss. Stress. LOL.

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JESSICABOOTY 3/10/2013 9:58PM

    Once you give up fast food, the next time you try it you want to gag or get indigestion. It's good that you noticed that. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 3/10/2013 9:31PM

    Good for you - finding out that you just can't eat the way you used to!

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-LINDA_S 3/10/2013 8:40PM

    It was a rough week for me, too, but nothing really made me feel bad and there were no weight repercussions. Have been eating a little lighter since I've been sick, though. Fast food only happens for me when on a trip and not able to stop very long.

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TERRI289 3/10/2013 8:35PM

    Sometimes a little break on the weekend is enough to get us back on track!!

Have a great week!! emoticon

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CHACHAOREO 3/10/2013 7:58PM

    I agree!! I had a whopper jr. couple months ago and it didn't even taste good. It tasted like old liver!! (but I still ate it) I love my ground turkey burgers made on the George Foreman grill. I even eat it on cabbage leaves because I don't buy bread that often because nobody eats it but me. Like my father always said-- you can make it better (and usually cheaper) at home!!!

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KMICHA 3/10/2013 7:50PM

    Those things just sound so good sometimes, but you are right. Since we don't include those things in our diet anymore, thee tear us up when we eat them!

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UWPALUM 3/10/2013 7:19PM

    Thanks for the links! Great information!

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DALID414 3/10/2013 5:03PM

    Yeah, I don't think I would ever reach for the foods on the best list when I'm stressed. I tend to stay away from all foods until I relax.

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DRB13_1 3/10/2013 4:00PM

    thanks for steering us to better choices emoticon

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LINDAK25 3/10/2013 3:58PM

    Great links--thanks for those. Gee, now you have me wondering about fast food. I haven't had any recently, but I have noticed other foods I don't care for anymore. I don't order soup anymore when I go out. It has so much salt in it and it tastes really awful. Oh, and diet ginger ale is too sweet now. Not appealing at all.

I have found that when something makes you sick, you really don't crave that anymore, so you've learned something new.

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/10/2013 3:45PM

    You sure make mistakes we all make have a humorous tune. Thank you. It was a chuckle I needed... Hope you are feeling cleaner today. I know I feel so dirty and greasy when I eat stuff like that. emoticon

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MICKEYH 3/10/2013 3:13PM

    Thanks for sharing links.

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MIRFA71 3/10/2013 2:27PM

    emoticon for the links.

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LRSILVER 3/10/2013 2:16PM

    emoticon You are making positive changes!!

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PATTISTAMPS 3/10/2013 1:08PM

    I am gratedful that fast food is not one of my vices... now if it were an ice cream store... ohhhhhh the temptation! But today i am strong...

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KAB7801 3/10/2013 12:59PM

    You can't tease me with Burger King, but Miciedees would kill me

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SARAHST0T 3/10/2013 12:54PM

    Great references! Love the picture!

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NASFKAB 3/10/2013 12:18PM


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CHESAKAT41 3/10/2013 12:13PM

    Love this posting about 'the burger'...I am a fast food junky - but, I have noticed that I don't enjoy this food as much as I use to. The chicken is greasy, the burgers are cold and the fries are limpy! I guess the fast food is just getting old as I am...Great blog - love it...Have a great upcoming week - being good to oneself!!!

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SBANSCH 3/10/2013 11:13AM

    It amazes me how the fantasy of the burger never quite matches up with the reality of eating one. Must be those darn commericals! emoticon

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LOSTLIME 3/10/2013 10:51AM

    Thank you for the links. I agree with you about the fast food. I used to go to McDonald's with my grandchildren. the food there makes me sick to my stomach
after I eat it. I also could drink the sweet tea but now it like drinking sugary syrup!

Don't beat yourself up about the choice you made yesterday. Start over today! All of us
make those choices at one time or another. emoticon emoticon

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SHRINK71 3/10/2013 10:45AM

    Yes... Keep that feeling with you! That's what I am tryng to do with my candy=migraines philosophy... So whopper=indigestion!

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DJSHIP46 3/10/2013 10:39AM

    It was gratifying to read the list of good de-stress foods is oatmeal, one of my all time favorite comfort foods... Yay!!! Also realized just how fortunate I am that I'm not tempted to go out for a burger... ever! Last night I did however indulge in half a crab sandwich and a cup of chowder at the local marina and I'm not sorry. It was excellent :)

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WOUBBIE 3/10/2013 10:22AM

    "Paradoxically, when dealing with stress, the body frequently craves precisely the foods that will exacerbate the condition most."

Ugh. So true.

But. Knowledge is power.

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TERMITEMOM 3/10/2013 10:19AM

    emoticon for the links! I had NO idea spicy foods were not good for stress...
As for the Whopper, you will remember next time you feel the urge... emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 3/10/2013 10:01AM


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GINA180847 3/10/2013 9:38AM

    Thank you for that list. Good stuff! In the 'aren't you jealous dept.' every summer we go out on the lake almost outside our door and I catch wonderful coho salmon and eat lots. Not everyone has a resource like that handy.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/10/2013 9:27AM

    Thanks for the article. And don't stress over the burger. It happens. It too will pass.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/10/2013 9:18AM

    All my life since age 3 years I have been drinking tea. I remember my first cup of tea my Mom made for me. It was THAT good. I drink probably 3-8 cups a day. I also love salmon, tuna, and spinach salads. Actually I eat more from the de-stress group. Most of the stuff in the stressful foods I really do not like or rarely eat. And yes, I handle stress rather well. The only thing is gum. I enjoy gum. It helps to relax me and keep me away from random eating but it does upset my digestion on occasion. Good links. Thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/10/2013 8:45AM

    Interesting links, thank you! What a gorgeous butterfly post this morning! HUGS and glad you survived your encounter with the Whopper Jr. **SIGH** Used to love 'em, now they don't love me! Just as well.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/10/2013 8:24AM

    Thanks for the infomative links! The whopper jr was a staple in my diet growing up! Now, just like you said, it stays with me and it doesn't feel good.

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NEW-CAZ 3/10/2013 8:00AM

    Been there done that and bought the t-shirt emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 3/10/2013 7:58AM

    Same thing here....ON my recent travels we stopped at burger king and oh my the greasy feeling in my mouth...yuck...needless to say on the way home we got subs. Much better on the tummy and mouth. Maybe we are getting just takes a few of those off moments to make us realize we like the good stuff much better.

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MARINEMAMA 3/10/2013 7:55AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TRISTAROSE 3/10/2013 7:42AM

    I have been there also .... emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 3/10/2013 7:09AM

    Been there and done that!

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AMANDACOETZER 3/10/2013 7:00AM

    Feel that way often!

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