Have you ever found yourself getting h-anxious before?!
Firstly I should say, if you have no idea what this – don’t worry – I don’t think it’s actually a real term… yet that is! 🙂
But, after I explain, you’ll likely know exactly what I’m talking about!
So, let’s get into it!
We’ve likely all heard the term h-angry before; you know those feelings of anger/ madness that arise when you’re hungry?!
Well, for those of us who are prone to anxiety, there’s a very similar sensation that can arise when we get hungry but instead of getting angry – hunger might cause you to feel increasingly anxious (a.k.a, h-anxious).
This is often due to a drop in blood sugar levels and the desire your body & brain have to receive the nutrients they need to thrive – from nourishing foods!
Is this sounding like something you’ve experienced at all?!
What’s the Remedy for H-anxiety?
Alright, so now that we’re all clear on what h-anxiety is – let’s talk about what you can do to fix it!
The good news is – there’s SO much you can do (and it’s really not too difficult)!
Here are 3 Tips to Help Curb or Avoid H-anxiety:
- Eat a Quality Breakfast: one that includes healthy fats, a protein source, a complex carb source, and some fruit or veg. A veggie omelette with avocado and a piece of sourdough is a great example of this!
- Keep Your Blood Sugars Balanced: there are many ways that can help to do this but one of the best is to eat 3 balanced meals per day that contain the right blend of macro-nutrients (proteins, carbs, & fats) along with lots of veggies, at fairly equal increments
- Have Healthy Snacks Between Meals: this is especially important if you feel like your blood sugars are starting to drop or you notice you’re getting tired, hungry, and/ or anxious!
Hopefully this blog post has reminded you that our bodies and minds are amazing and resilient, yet they operate best when they’re well taken care of!
Wishing you a beautiful, h-anxiety free day <3