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    Esther Rantzen

    Stress and accidents – Changing eating habits?


    Are you suffering the consequences of a public personal injury?

    Whether you were involved in a road traffic accident, or your injury was incurred at work, or while on holiday, the aftermath of such incidents can really take their toll.

    Everyone reacts differently to traumatic accidents but shifts in behaviour, such as changes in eating habits, are particularly common.

    While you may feel as though you have your symptoms under control, it is advisable to seek help and advice from your GP on matters surrounding stress.

    Altered eating habits

    Don’t be mistaken in thinking that stress can only cause the victim of the accident to stop eating or reduce their intake. While it is not unusual for individuals to lose their appetite following their accident in a public place, others may find comfort in eating.

    Both reducing and increasing your intake of food can cause health problems and add to the stress you are experiencing. While you may not feel like eating, your body needs vitamins and minerals to aid its recovery following the public injury you incurred.

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    Likewise, eating too much can cause weight gain and a feeling of general illness which can both increase your stress levels and low mood.

    Getting back on track

    While it may seem impossible to break your current eating habits, start with small steps. Begin by introducing a healthy breakfast, maintain this, and in the following weeks change your lunch and dinner. Healthy snacks in between meals can also be incorporated.

    Don’t struggle at home alone. Your doctor will be able to offer help and advice, on both stress and your diet, and may even be able to refer you to nutritionist and/or counsellor to assist with your recovery.

    Drawing a line

    Often people who have sustained an injury through an accident that wasn’t their fault, find that they are reliving the incident in their mind, which can be one of the causes of their stress.

    Instead of looking back on the injury-related accident with emotions such as anger or anguish, it can be helpful to draw a line under the incident. Claiming personal injury compensation often gives victims the opportunity to claim what they deserve and legally raise the case that has caused them so much distress.

    Rather than becoming deeply involved in a legal case, speak with a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline. Taking the pressure off the claimant, Accident Advice Helpline and their team of lawyers fight your corner to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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