Stress-Busters That Help You Lose Weight
When we're out of bandwidth, most of us go for the starchy, the sweet, the really-wrong-for-us. But eating the right foods can help you calm down and (hooray!) slim down too.
Cashews, almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of magnesium, which Lee says can help us feel more relaxed. Studies show that most Americans don’t get enough magnesium, and Lee adds that it’s particularly deficient in people with anxiety. Nuts are also nutritional powerhouses with just enough fat to help you feel fuller longer than, say, potato or tortilla chips.
Calories in 1 ounce: 163 (almonds), 156 (cashews), 185 (walnuts)
Saturated fat: 1.1–2.2 grams