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The Hunger in your head

The Hunger in your head

The increased desire for Sweets is no coincidence: the US researchers found recently that in the case of nervous effort the stress hormone CRH (Corticotropin Releasing Hormone) increasingly will be distributed. This is the Request to boost to the sugar three times. Gummy bears, Marshmallows, and chocolate seem to be the best cure, promise you a welcome distraction from the stress of Learning.

Just the Consolation number one ensures that, in the brain of the neurotransmitter Serotonin is released, which creates a good mood. Conclusion: the chocolate-brown glasses the rigors of learning seem to suddenly only half as bad. But the thing has a hook: the positive effect of The Treat. Sweet is the blood sugar levels to skyrocket and increases curve, thereby temporarily of the power. After that, the value falls, however, just as quickly – and reaches for the next bar.

Not infrequently, a real nutrition problem is, the little consolation prize: Because the delicacies are stubbornly on the hips and are hard to get rid of. In addition, you can in between dental caries, Diabetes, or cardiovascular disease – a high price for the small distraction.

With tension, learning to deal

Many students observe that in times of trial more and more unhealthy food than usual. For example, Sandra L.: “I always have two to three pounds to take while Learning, because I then almost only pasta and sweets to eat – the pounds then down again afterwards.”

Because in the hectic phase appears in addition to stay often have no time for Sport, torturing many in the port by one of the countless diets. The Problem: Without changing anything Fundamental, to put it in the next Stress Phase. Because Stress-eating is the result of a hormonal chain reaction that is triggered by mental stress.

With other words: The food is only a Symptom, the actual cause comes from the head. “For this reason, it is not enough to do that afterwards on a diet,” says psychologist Frank Meiners of the DAK. “In order to reach short-term success, but the next exam to bring you back before the same Problem.” What not to do to become a Stress-eater? First of all, a more intense self-observation is necessary. Who noticed that he engages in hectic times, more sweets, should urgently initiate counter-measures. The DAK-expert advises not especially to an improved Stress-Management: “the one Who learns, strains to cope better device in the Ess-case.”

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