It all depended on how one looked at "stressed." From the last letter to the first, it is nothing but "desserts."
Apparently there is a more serious connection between stressed and desserts--there is a "desire for chocolate and other carbs during tough times." But why so?
It is all because of one organ.
No, not that organ; you and your dirty mind! I am referring to the brain, of course:
Although our brain accounts for just 2 percent of our body weight, the organ consumes half of our daily carbohydrate requirements—and glucose is its most important fuel. Under acute stress the brain requires some 12 percent more energy, leading many to reach for sugary snacks.But, what if one is chronically stressed, which then makes them eat all the time?
Often the only way out of such eating habits is to leave a permanently stressful environment. So although many tend to be hard on themselves for eating too many sweets or carbs, the reasons behind such craving aren’t always due to a lack of self-control and might require a deeper look into lifestyle and stressful situations—past and present. Once the root cause of stress addressed, eating habits could ultimately resolve themselves.Eating is not always just about the eating. And not eating can also cause problems:
If a person craves chocolate in the afternoon, I advise him or her to eat chocolate to stay fit and keep his or her spirits up. That’s because at work people are often stressed and the brain has an increased need for energy. If one doesn’t eat anything, it’s possible the brain will use glucose from the body, intended for fat and muscle cell use, and in turn secrete more stress hormones. Not only does this make one miserable, it can also increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke or depression in the long run. Alternatively, the brain can save on other functions, but that reduces concentration and performance.Yup, have a dessert if that's what can straighten you up every once in a while. But, if you are leaning on desserts every time, maybe you need to look at what the stress agents are, and change them for the better.