Classes, Screenings & Support Groups
Stress and Overeating
When we are stressed, it is common to automatically turn to food to alleviate the stress. A recent study showed that when levels of the stress hormone cortisol, were boosted in healthy adults, they ate more snack foods. High stress levels frequently increase the desire for cookies, ice cream and other high-fat, high-sugar foods. Not surprising that stress eaters gain weight more often that those who don't overeat when stressed. During this class you will learn the importance of the connection between stress and obesity. Mindfulness skills and techniques will be taught in this class to short-circuit negative emotions that can lead to overeating. The benefits of practicing mindful eating will be discussed: improved health, digestion, as well as weight loss.
(* some exclusions may apply)