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How to Stop Emotional Eating
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How to Stop Emotional Eating

“The cycle is always the same,” says Erika Nicole Kendall, the writer behind the award-winning blog, A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss and a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist. “Something stressful happens at work, home, school, on the road, during your commute or wherever. It feels out of your control, you feel powerless to fight it and you have no idea how to solve or fix it. The stress weighs you down – metaphorically and literally – to the point where you feel and think more slowly and react as if you’re under pressure.”(Getty Images)To cope with that stress, you eat. “It could be something sweet, something salty, something fatty or something you’re emotionally attached to – it doesn't matter. You eat it, and you feel better,” Kendall says. “This is the cycle of stre...
The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar
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The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar levels can impact your health in a variety of ways.Getty ImagesBlood sugar, also called glucose, is the sugar that circulates in your bloodstream, says Dr. Michael del Junco, an internal medicine specialist with Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County, California.“After we eat, the body digests the meal into sugars, called glucose. The sugar will travel from the stomach to the small intestine, where it’s absorbed into the bloodstream.”That signals the pancreas, an abdominal organ that aids in digestion and hormone regulation, to release insulin. “Insulin helps glucose get transported into tissues to act as a source of fuel for the cells in your body,” del Junco explains.Any excess sugar that does not move into the tissues gets stored in the liver and muscles as ...