sorry for all the questions but my mind is buzzing

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this is my third quesion tonight - does anyine find that eating healthly makes a difference to their anxiety - obviously as a rule we should eat healthy etc anyway but does it really help with it? i feel tired alot and am not the best eater in the world lol x

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    yes, yes! i definitely do. i take some supplements and avoid caffeine. sparingly drink alcohol. healthy, immunity boosting foods make me feel generally better and then, better able to cope when i have anxiety flare ups.
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      can i ask what sort of thing you eat please - i did do slimming wordl lost 2 and a half stone but put a stone back on but find it so expensive trying to have everything healthy in x

       

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      veggies, fruit, nuts, eggs, spinach, yoghurt. i don't eat meat - for 24 years now - but put good iron back into my system with lentils, chickpeas, etc. as many whole foods as i can. dark chocolate sometimes. avocado - healthy fats, mostly polyunsaturated. i limit sugar. i drink lots of water and unsweetened drinks. i think the up and down with sugar highs takes too much energy out of me. what is slimming world?
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      oh right. i'm in switzerland - don't have that here! in any case, good luck to you both with slimming world and with finding an affordable healthy diet!
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    Iv been on slimming world 9 months now and had anxiety 3 months. My therapist has told me she thinks the diet has contributed to me feeling ill even tho dlimming world is a balanced diet. She said with anxiety ur body uses alot of energy and on any diet u restrict the energy u feed ur body. Shes asked me to take 2 weeks off and eat every 2-3 hours 3 main meals 3 snacks in between (which cant b fruit) and something before bed or a hot chocolate. Iv been doing as shes asked since thursday and i feel so much better. No dizziness no lightheaded no muscle pain and alot more energy x
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      ahh thats interesting then, i have noticed before i feel better eating little and often but that was always difficult whilst trying to stick 100% to slimming world. so basically still eating healthy just in the way you have put above - like wasnt good for me i had a small bowl cereal for breakfast before i went to work i try to have something to help as thats when i take my meds then i had pasta for tea and thats all i have had x
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      I still try and stick to slimming world with my main meals because i no its pretty balanced but in between ive been having belvita breakfast biscuits if im at work as they are sloe releasing energy which is what shes told me to get. If im at home ill have a riveta an cream cheese or something. So today ive had shreddies for breakfast at 6am then at 9am i had a belvita pack then 12 i had a tuna pasta salad, 3pm i had more belvitas (been at work so its easy) then i had dinner at 6pm chicken salad and slimming wirld chips. Im not hungry now so will probably just have a warm drink before bed x
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      Yea it has done 😣 iv put on this week for the first time and iv lost 5.5 stone. But to be honest the way i was feeling before im not bothered. Like my husband said this morning just having his wife back is more than he could ever want. Ive felt so ill and miserable the last few months. Iv been in bed with the kids most nights it asleep on the sofa. I was moaning everyday that my muscles hurt my chest shoulders back and neck hurt. Ive been at the doctors every week ive had blood tests chest xrays everything. My therapist said when tou dont give your body the right amount of slow releasing energy/protein u loose energy, your body naturaly then turns to ur muscles as a source of protein, (hense all the pain and the weakness) she also said ur blood sugars drop which is y u shake and go lightheaded. I would rather be a little overweight and enjoy my life than feel the way x
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    For me making a conscious decision to partake in healthy eating can be a big trigger for anxiety, it's very frustrating but I know that lots of people feel that it helps them/even cures them.
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