Coffee & sugar: My 1 week stress eating bender & fat gain despite 2-4 hrs/day of Muay Thai training

Stress, anxiety, coffee, and refined sugar have profound physiological effects on us and are “the norm” in our society; in my opinion, it’s no wonder that overeating disorders are so common.

Given my anxiety and binge eating disorder past, I normally cut out coffee and refined sugars as they can be triggering. Against my better judgement, I made the mistake of drinking coffee and eating traditional desserts. Given the state I was already in, that led to stress eating, which lead to gaining fat + water weight in 1 week despite training 2-4 hours of Muay Thai per day.

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Emotional eating unpacked & reframed: a different strategy

This article looks at emotional eating differently. Common advice never worked for me, so I developed my own strategy.

Audio above recorded at my favorite coffee shop in Chiang Mai

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