Foods that can help combat stress

Eating too much of one type of food or not enough of a certain nutrient can have both short and long term effects on your mood.

There are goods that bring real, long lasting comfort when we are at risk of, or struggling with stress.

Across all four meetings this week a total of 159 marbles gone forever!  That is a a massive five and a half stones!! Big well done everyone. 🙂

We welcomed new members, Trish, Stella, Paula, Claire, and Becky.  Have a great first week ladies, if you need me do not hesitate to give me a quick call or text.

Special mentions to:-

Remote members

Dawn got her SUPER SEVEN and Karen got her second stone award! Massive well done!

 

Zeinab, Angela, Colleen, Julie and Sinead received their FAB FIVE % awards after losing 5% of their body weight, big well done ladies.

Thelma has now lost 26lb and got her 25lb Certificate, Mona got her third SUPER SEVEN and has now lost 10% of her body weight Pat also got her TERRIFIC TEN% award and Julie got her first stone award.  Well done lovelies.

Slimmers of the week went to Colleen, Julie (she’d just left before I announced the SOW at Denton so Sinead had the pic taken with there Certificate for her :)) and the lovely Zeinab.  Massive congrats ladies.

We were delighted to get a visit from Afzal Khan MP for Levenshulme area on Thursday at BEEWEIGHED.  He is massively supporting our local group and we even managed to convince him to jump on the scales.  Big thank you Afzal, we really appreciate your support!

 

This week’s topic was FOODS THAT CAN HELP COMBAT STRESS

  • Green Tea – sipping a cup of tea can be just the thing to soothe your sense, cal your nerves and brighten a dark mood.
  • Fish that contains Omega 3 oils – Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Herring and Achieves (SMASH).
  • Yogurt – There’s lots of buzz these days about probiotics, fermented foods like yogurt.  It helps keep your gut bacteria in check.  A balanced gut promotes a better mood, less stress and anxiety, and lower risk of depression.
  • Spinach and leafy green vegetables – Nearly half of all of us don’t get enough magnesium, a mineral that among other things, helps reduce anxiety.  Dark leafy vegetables like spinach are loaded with it, so eating them is an easy way to get your daily vegetables and boost your brain health too.  More good sources of magnesium are beans, lentils, almonds and avocados.
  • Blueberries – With more antioxidants than any other common fruit or vegetable, blueberries deliver lots of brain-boosting benefits.  They contain antioxidants that help regulate mood, improve memory and protect the brain from raging.