Does stress interfere in your battle with weight loss? The stress that comes from keeping a diet is often a supplement to the stress we experience every day causing a “vicious cycle” of larger food intake and stress.
It is commonly known that people undergoing stressful situations often do unhealthy and self-defeating things. As strong biological evidence confirm, this is also known to be the reason for these people gaining pounds lot faster than other. People often find excuse for binge eating in the stress they endure on their workplaces or on a personal basis.
Managing Stress – Related Overeating
If you find any connection with something mentioned above, here are some helpful tips that can help you ménage the binge eating problem:
- Whenever you feel hungry, postpone your meal consuming for at least 10 to 30 minutes. There is a possibility for the hunger you feel to disappear if it’s in any way connected to some stress you have endured.
- Write down the food you consume every day. It is quite possible the thought that you have to write everything down will help you over think before eating.
- Make a phone call or write a note to a friend who also has a similar problem to yours to help each other by exchanging opinions on the subject.
- Practice something fun and relaxing. Health in not only physically related, but also mentally, so do something good for it by compensating for the stress you endure each and single day.
When stress affects your appetite, remove from refrigerator high-fat and sugary foods. Keeping this food just draws you into trouble.