A Stress Resistant Eating Plan
People are amazed at the improvements in mood that follows the adoption of a healthy diet . . .
(Dr Oliver James PhD., Clinical Psychologist)
refined carbohydrates like sweets, biscuits, cakes, replace these with whole grains, bread, cereals, bagets, pasta.
Research by Professor Andrew Smith at the University of Bristol found that people who ate breakfast every day perceive
themselves as less stressed and depressed than those who skip breakfast. This
is probably because their blood sugar levels are more stable and the extra vitamins and minerals supplied by the cereals.
(Sunday Mirror, August 1999)
Stress Resistant Eating Tips
1. Eat little and often
to keep blood sugar stable.
2. Keep caffeine intake
3. Eat 5 pieces of fruits-vegetables
4. Keep refined sugar,
salt, processed food to minimum.
5. Eat wholegrain cereal
6. Have a high fibre
7. Keep alcohol intake
8. 65 70% of the diet
needs to be complex carbohydrate.
9. Low fat diet, only
20% calories should be supplied by fats.
10. Low salt.
11. Dont miss breakfast.
12. Dont skip meals.
13. Avoid sugar snacks.
14. Avoid long gaps between meals
(no longer than 2 3 hours).
15. 10 15% protein.
16. Use small amounts of butter