After all, stress is a shared experience and stress eating is a common response. Most people are operating with huge amounts of pressure and uncertainty.
It’s easy to feel as if you are too busy to deal with stress or create any stress relief plan. Most people only deal with the effects and ignore the ongoing causes.
We are enormously resilient when it comes to dealing with stress. But stress can accumulate over time as you worry about past disappointments and project fears about what may happen in the future.
Most stress eating occurs in the state of “tense tiredness.” This state has become such a normal part of life that we don’t even recognize it as being anything unusual. Too much stress creates overload, stress headaches and emotional eating – you feel disconnected, fatigued, edgy and achy. No wonder it’s easy to reach for food!
Emotions can be running you ragged, but most people don’t like to admit they are feeling bad or overwhelmed. Stress-related eating is just part of the package. If you can’t find stress relief, you may want to go hide under the covers or take a nice, long relaxing nap, but it’s easier to go grab some chocolate!
Changing habits is inconvenient at best, especially if you gain comfort from eating fatty or sweet foods and feel more energized after a large mocha. No one wants to eliminate the small pleasures in life, in the name of stress relief!
Plus, most people are so entrenched on the stress hamster wheel, they don’t see how they can add in any time for relaxation. The nagging feeling that you are never caught up drains your energy even more!
What’s the stress eating solution?
You need a comprehensive program that helps you to manage emotions, set better boundaries, and stay out of the stress eating cycle. For this I recommend Lose Weight Now Stay Slim Forever, with over 3 hours of audio recordings, and individual coaching session to get you started.
When you start getting some of the excess weight off, then you start to feel better physically and emotionally. And you are on your way to a better, less stressed you!
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