I used to be the habit of pouring myself a glass of white wine around 5pm every day. I needed to take the edge off from wrangling my kids all day. It was ‘medicinal’, I told myself. Well, that was until an actual doctor instructed me to cut out alcohol altogether.
“Noooo! I need my mummy wine time!”, I remember thinking as he delivered the devastating news.
Well, it turns out I didn’t. After changing my diet, I began to feel more mellow and able to cope with the stress of motherhood.
If you also find yourself stress eating (hello Tim Tams) or pouring yourself a glass of vino to unwind, try tweaking your diet. These stress-busting foods may make all the difference.