Trouble eating

Trouble eating

I just want to say that when my anxiety why on a rise I didn't have an appetite. Mostly morning and lunch. I think dinner went down easy because I'm at home and more relaxed. I just wanted to say on those days for breakfast I would eat a banana. (Banana and anxiety -read about it) and I would drink a chocolate boost that has the highest calories. Lunch I would eat something simple that I liked but also filling like a baked potatoe with lots of butter, cheese and sour cream. I finally have gained a pound. Woohoo. I lost 5 over the course of 6 months. Be positive, think positive. 4 days now and my anxiety has been on a low (1-2) feeling normal 😊

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  • What's anxiety and banana have in common ??

  • Wondering why bananas work? Bananas have similar affects to a (pharmaceutical) drug class called beta-adrenergic blockers. Beta blockers are prescribed to treat anxiety, reduce blood pressure, or heart conditions. Beta blockers prevent adrenaline from binding to beta receptors which results in lower blood pressure and pulse rate, which normally skyrocket when experiencing anxiety and under stress.

    Bananas have been shown to result similarly, acting as an all natural beta blocker in your body. Bananas are high in potassium, an essential mineral which enables the body to boost the excretion of sodium resulting in decreased blood volume and reduced blood pressure. A boost in your potassium level is beneficial for those with anxiety because when we are under stress our metabolic rate rises and causes a drop in potassium levels.

    Bananas also contain tryptophan, a protein which can be converted into serotonin. They also contain a high amount of B vitamins which can aid in calming the nervous system.

    Timing Is Key!

    To get optimal results from eating bananas to treat anxiety, make sure to eat it at the right time!

    Musicians have been using bananas for years to combat stage fright, by making sure to eat one before a show. If you are able to plan for a specific event or know when an anxiety inducing situation will occur, this will be very helpful so you’ll know when to eat it.

  • It is suggested to eat one or two bananas about ½ an hour before the event/anxiety situation. Many have also found it helpful to eat an additional banana half-way through, such as musicians who take a break in between performing and sneak a banana.

  • You are doing really well then, fantastic!!

  • Very interesting thanx

  • Your welcome 😊

  • Thanks for the info, have been taking propanolol in the past for anxiety, didn't really wat to go on that, but other tablets made me sleepy.

    I will defintely go with banana's now, probably only need the one in the morning.

    Best wishes to you xx

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