Tip: We may think that only the ice cream or biscuits can truly hit the spot in times of stress, but did you know that many foods we recommend on the De-Stress Diet have actually proven to satisfy appetite for longer after eating?
How: Apples, oranges, bananas, eggs, fish and beef feature as particularly high on The Satiety Index, a food grading scale created as a result of measuring how hungry people were after eating a variety of foods. In fact, they were all around twice as satisfying as sweet cereals, cake, doughnuts, popcorn, biscuits, sweets and ice cream!
On the starch side, porridge, brown rice and lentils are particularly satisfying, so if you are trying to avoid wheat and sugar but struggling and finding this brings on sugar cravings, a portion of these can be the best compromise. Cravings can build over three to four day cycles, so some people find that a portion of these every three days is a good workable solution.
Why: Finding what suits us as individuals is key to The De-Stress Diet and sometimes that means finding the right middle ground for the best outcome. It is better to have some starches (as grains and beans) then struggle so much with sugar cravings that we add to stress.
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