Whenever I get stressed out by work or other stuff (WoW anyone?) …. something really stupid happens: I get to lazy to eat “good food”.
Usually I manage to cook every day and eat at least a bit more healthy then the average person – or so I believe.
I prefer salads and raw veggies to cooked veggies or fruit. I enjoy eating meats too. But that’s not the problem, because homecooked food is a good thing in my opinion.
Only when stress takes over I don’t enjoy cooking, I get home tired and throw myself on the couch with the remote control – currently watching Babylon 5 second season – turn off all parts of my brain except the one which feeds on the TV. My appetite then turns to junk food. Not only do I eat chocolate at work if stuff doesn’t work out like it should … but I start craving for all kinds of unhealthy stuff.
Of course if I am being served a salad I’ll still eat it, but I wouldn’t make it myself. Since I am usually not served salad – as we are mostly both stressed out and lazy – it comes down to quick-pasta, a soup or omelettes if it’s bad. If it’s really bad we’re going out for dinner or eat true junk food: pizza from the freezer and loads of sweets and crisps and …. I hate it, I eat it, I don’t even manage not to buy it. If I go to a grocery store without a fixed plan for a dinner in my mind and a certain stress level all I can buy is junk food.
So do everyone’s eating habits suffer under stress? Are there any tricks to fix that? Because bad eating causes more stress usually because better eating makes me feel better and reduces stress …