Eating Sweets relieve Stress?

@bing28 (3799)
Philippines
March 18, 2012 9:09pm CST
In one of the forwarded messages I received goes something like this, "When you're stressed you must eat chocolates, cakes and other sweets as when you read back the word stressed it becomes desserts". Funny but quite true as when we eat something sweet somehow we feel relieved from negative feelings we have. What do you think friends?
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14 responses
26 Nov 12
Chocolates trigger the brain to release feel good chemicals called endorphins. However, chocolates should be eaten in moderation or else you will increase your risk of developing tooth decay:)The key there is to give in only a little:)
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Nice info canthandlethetooth, right everything must be in moderation. Thanks for the response. Good day...
26 Nov 12
Hi! you're welcome. Have a good day too :)
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Many say so, and I think it's true too because sweets is energy booster, so when you eat or drink sugary drinks it gives you energy. I have learned that when we eat or drink sweets, the energy it provides enable the brain to control impulses and prevent people from being stress. People who drink a sugary drink were less likely to snap than others that don't take sweets.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Very nice info leeandrew. We're learning from each others responses, This makes a good discussion. Thank you for sharing nice ideas. Thank you for the response. God bless...
• India
26 Nov 12
Hi friend, i think it is a good idea to take sweets while we are stressed, we forget about the worries due to the pleasant taste of the sweet and it will give a temporary relaxation to us
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Very well said vidhyaprakash right it's pleasant taste would really forget our worries. Thanks for the response. Have a nice day.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Nov 12
Ohhh god I heard first time to relieve stress eat some sweets I will try your formula. Then now I am in stress so send me some sweets... hehe....just kidding.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
I'll send you some sweets if you're just a neighbor surekharathi, haha. Thanks for the response. Have a nice week...
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
This is true, whenever i have a frappuccino (that's kinda sweet), it is effective in relieving me from stress! Chocolates and crepes are also great to eat when you're really stressed out.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Right watchamacalitz maybe because sweets connotes being positive more especially chocolates you can imagine the eagerness of the children while they eat chcocolates...thanks for the response...
@khhhaaaat (112)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
OH YES. I love sweets and sometimes I really eat sweets when I am stressed. But take it in moderation. It won't do your body any good when you eat too much of it. :)
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
Right khhhaaaat everything must be on moderation otherwise we won't only get stressed but may get sick. Thanks for the response. Have a nice day.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
21 Jul 12
Laughing a lot and also eating chocolates are both good for you. Of course don't eat chocolates every day, but spoil yourself. You are the most important person. If you can't have a little treat and some fun what is the use? Worrying about things won't fix it. Doing something active and keeping busy and listening to music will make you feel better. Have a great weekend wherever you are!!
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
Very good thoughts about relieving stress riempie, these are very true laughing, doing something active, keeping busy and listening to music would really make us feel better aside from eating sweets. Thanks for the response. Blessings...
• India
29 Jun 12
Do you now how a kid reacts when you give him lots of sugar? The same feeling they get is what sugar does us when we are stressed out. Well, that’s my opinion. Maybe I am wrong. http://www.bakzap.com/1695/
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Every opinion counts and nice of us learning from each other. Thanks honest_efforts for the response. Have a great week...
@GemmaR (8527)
21 Apr 12
You might think that sweets make you feel better because they make you think about your childhood which might have been one of the most carefree times of your entire life. However, the chemicals in sweets are actually more likely to make you stressed than removing stress from your life. Doing something like regular exercise is a much better thing to do if you want to make yourself feel less stressed in your daily life. Making these kind of changes are much better in the long term than eating sweets is in the long term.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Oh I see, will do regular exercise as well. Thanks GemmaR for the response. Happy mylotting...
@mmall69 (194)
• India
4 Apr 12
I dont think eating sweets relives stress...but you can take long breath and release it slowly..do it few times...stress relives..really it works..Thank You.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
h that's nice mmall69 releasing slowly of a long breath can relieve stress...Thanks for the response. Have a nice day...
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
24 Mar 12
I do not think eating sweets relieves the stress. It is just taking our attention from the thing we are thinking. The same thing happens if we listen to good music or play with a small child or watch cartoons. I think when our mind change the thoughts we get relaxed. I think there are lots of people who eat more when they are stressed or depressed.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Could be possible too that instead of focusing our attention to the negative thoughts, we focused to the sweets we eat thus stress relieved. Thanks ajithal for the response. Have a peaceful day...
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Mar 12
yes of course i think its really, right, i like sweets and when im in streesful situation i eat more sweet actually i like to eat only sweet when im angry because it increase the hormone which makes you happy, thats why your body feels hungry for sugar and sweets like chocolates it will work to increase the hormone that make you happy and so on, thats why we eat more sweets when we are stressful or angry, thats nice idea, though some says sweets are not good for health, i see chocolate is must
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Ah really that's good to know that chocolates increase the hormones that make us happy. Yes to much sweets not good for the health so it's up to us on how to deal with it. Thanks lifes97 fr the response. Hvae a blessed day...
@youless (87630)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Mar 12
I am not sure about this. But I know that chocolates are better for the moods. It seems that it can cheer you up when you have chocolates. Probably the sweets have the similar feature. I love China
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
Maybe yes youless other sweets like the chocolates can change the moods of the people. Thank you for the response. Have a good day.
@Mashnn (4503)
19 Mar 12
There a few people that do that, when they are stressed they indulge in eating they favorite type of food as a way of releasing stress. This can work for some but it is not definitely not the right way for releasing stress.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
Yes Mashnn others say they gain weight when they have problems as they focus on food instead of having stress continuously. Thanks Mashnn for the response.