Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Working Mom Tip: Eat Well to Manage Stress

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traité...
dried apricots Français : abricots secs traités aux sulfites (anhydride sulfureux) Italiano: albicocche secche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


These days everybody is busy. However, nobody is busier than a working mom. We do the same things that everybody else does—in less time. Before I had children I thought I had a jam packed schedule, and I did. However, now that I have added two children to the mix my schedule is the same, it’s just on steroids!

Eating well is one way to manage your body's response to stress


I manage my schedule with good planning, strategic decisions, and support from my husband and our nanny. Still in the midst of it, I have to make sure that I take care of myself. One way I do that is by eating relatively healthy. I say relatively because like everyone I have my vices. However, I tend to apply the 80/20 rule to my diet. I eat well 80 % of the time and the rest of the time, I do what I want (translation, sometimes I eat chocolate, drink wine and have potato chips).




Even with my choices, sometimes my world gets stressful. Because I am loathe to medicate myself as a work/life balance technique, I am always open to homeopathic ways to support my mood and immune system. For that reason, I was excited to see a piece in Redbook magazine entitled, “20 Foods You Should Eat When You’re Stressed”.

Eating well to live healthier and feel better is up my alley! The items listed are healthy and tasty. Quite a few are already a part of my diet. Perhaps that’s why I tend to feel good and my blood pressure is on the low side??? Anyway, check out the article and let me know if eating this food lowers your stress.


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