Although feeling physically, emotionally, and/ or mentally exhausted and stressed may seem inevitable, using food to handle these feelings will negatively impact your health.
Using caffeine or energy drinks and/or eating mindlessly to stay energized will cause unwanted short-term and long-term effects. In the short term, caffeine and sugary snacks can result in a rush that leads to a crash or fatigue. In the long-term, eating mindlessly can lead to weight gain.
Rather than eating to manage stress:
Information on stress management
Getting Better Sleep
Additional Nutrition Topics
Registered Dietitian Consultations
Mindful Eating Program
Nutrition Peer Led Workshops
Hunger and food insecurity - UT Outpost
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