“I remember when my anxiety made me feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.”-Rachel Ramos of Calm Clinic
Where do we begin with you.
What a loyal bugger you can be!
I have had your company for so many years and well I have just out grown you. But what to do?!
This is how I have felt about that tightening in my chest, the rise of anger or panic in any given moment.
I have done counseling, medication, positive affirmation and although ALL of those are great things for various situations! Let me share with you a little hidden secret I had No-IDEA about.
When you have anxiety, sugar is an enemy – especially if taken in high amount. It really has something to do with your blood sugar levels. If your sugar levels keep alternating from low to high, your mood swings as well. Sugar is a known anxiety stimulant. You should do your best to avoid it.
So Protein is my friend, I told my nutritionalist about my anxiety and to my surprise she wasn’t phased at all! When I told her I go long periods without eating and when I do it can be full of sugar and not some nice yummy protein. She smiled and gently told me that I was just like every other collage age kid.
A common problem among people especially collage age kids going way too long without food and then drinking coffee instead of eating protein and then wondering why I have anxiety for no reason!
What happens in your brain:
Protein contains amino acids that affect neurotransmitters, powerful chemicals in the brain that influence mental performance and emotional states.
Proteins release amino acids into the bloodstream after food digests. The amino acids enter the brain network to regulate how cells network and communicate. The actions can change your focus, concentration or mental response.
They key to avoiding or relieving anxiety may include eating protein foods in the morning and balancing protein and carbohydrates in the afternoon.
Of course I’ve had season’s where life has been full of stress. Where eating a nice juicy piece of chicken wouldn’t fix that tightening suffocating feeling. But I have found this advice to pair protein with just about everything I eat to be extremely helpful.
You can completely conquer anxiety. I BELIEVE this and in YOU. It takes some looking at. To see what is best suited for YOUR anxiety. It’s ok if you try several things that don’t work. Keep going…
That so called light at the end of the tunnel, isn’t just light. It’s also a giant ball of joy and a washing of peace. It’s life the way it was made to be free of anxiety.
Dealing with anxiety is just another step to understanding your self worth and worthiness of love. We allow our fears to creep in and dictate who we are and how we should live our lives..