The stress and sorrow of a breakup produces very real physical reactions, such as a sharp increase in stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which tend to play havoc with the digestive and immune systems. The emotional turmoil, depression and anxiety involved in a breakup can kill your appetite and make the mere idea of food unappealing, or it can cause people to eat more to try to soothe themselves. Letting yourself feel and process and express your emotions from the breakup is often the only way to really move forwa d, but adopting healthier thoughts and habits about food can also be helpful.
- Losing your appetite after a breakup is so common that many refer to it as the, “breakup diet”.
- Following a separation, some feel as though they are lacking an appetite, while others find themselves gorging on comfort foods.
- It is important to ensure that you are consuming healthy amounts of foods post-breakup as a form of self-care.
“Considering that body and mind are connected, it makes sense that if you are upset that your body will be affected.”