Anxiety related foods??

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I see Alot of people on here with the same issue, you have grease, junk food, coffee or chocolate and anxiety is sky high for the best 2 days.. I'm constantly eating the same things because if I go outside my routine, I'm either nervous because I ate something bad or i get gas pains which gives me anxiety.. My daily foods consist of hummus, avocado, egg whites, subway, veggies and maybe a cookie on a good day.. I'm beyond sick of this diet. What are some good foods that you eat but don't have you wracked with anxiety after? I tried eating a burger a few weeks ago and spent 3 days filled with anxiety.

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    I've come to believe anxiety is a conscious manifestation of your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).  The ANS is often overlooked, but it is responsible for controlling automatic body processes, including cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, metabolic, endocrine, and immune systems.  Anything amiss in any of these systems, even if minor, can manifest consciously as anxiety.  Anxiety caused by food may be one of the easier to analyze, as one has a lot more control over food than other anxiety & ANS triggers.  Things to research are Celiac disease (allergy to wheat and gluten), allergies and sensitivities to other foods (corn, soy, tree nuts, shellfish, etc.).  Keep a food diary, try elimination diets, learning to *carefully* read food ingredient labels and finding hidden allergens (like corn starch or soy oil).  Also look into a new medical concept called "histamine intolerance", if your anxiety is much less if you take an H2 histamine blocker such as ranitidine (Zantac) before eating, then the immune system may be fussing about certain food ingredients. An allergist who is familar with food allergies and sensitivities may be able to help.

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    Subway is bad. High in salt and processed. Im sure you didnt want to hear that but i thought i just let you know, you can  look up heart smart diets they are all good. They also offer a lot more choices. You need a variety. 

    I dont think its the food anyway. It always smart to eat healthy and right but this is a mal function in the amyglada in the brain. Some food do calm people. You can google calming foods for anxiety.This disorder isn't from having a burger and fries. You know that right.  There are foods not good for anxiety anything that speeds you up, heavy dyed foods, sugary or salty foods and processed foods. But there a ton of choices otherwise. Walk into a suoermarket and shop along the perimeter..all those veggies and fruits, organic meats, they have fresh. Low salt turkey of you like that.

    i know what you are doing i have taken that route. And it does feel better to eat healthy but it isnt the cause of this anxiety disorder. Its global everyone has different diets.


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    Plenty fruits and vegetables, Fish at least twice a week, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, Smoked fish etc.

    White meat, some red meat with vegatables and potato, Rice Noodles etc, just a mixed diet. We have two eggs each a week, the dog gets the same.

    We have chesse sauces and cooked meats and bread for lunch with five portions of salad a day. two units of fruit at Lunch and dinner, Porrige with fruit in the morning.


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    Thank you everyone.. My therapist yesterday was concerned with my eating habits, I've lost another 14 lbs in three weeks. (no exercise really other than chasing my kids which I guess does make me move around a good amount). But hes now assuming I'm starving myself, but I truly eat 90% of the time I feel hungry. Now down 92 lbs since last november, and i hate it. New years goals is to begin to exercise more but also not lose weight, so hopefully I'm one muscular girl by June or july! Lol

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