Friday, October 21, 2011


A little on the more then annoyed side at the moment. Actually the entire day has been that's funny how some people's actions or words sends you over the probably also doesn't help that I have anxiety and stress issues...and need anger management. 
I guess it's easy to just think the worst and send yourself in a downward spiral of hypothetical situations that probably will never happen. 
It's something that I'm working on.
Also when I stress out sometimes I just eat...different then when I have anxiety. With anxiety I just lose all appetite...but stress and boredom, definitely eat like a cow when that happens.

Definitely need some tips on how to de-stress and eat less.

Top 10 Ways to De-Stress and Eat Less
Instead of comfort food, try these tips.
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature

Do you turn to food whenever you're stressed out? Stress-related food behaviors can be changed. Here are 10 tips to help you find better ways to deal with stress. 

Fit in fitness everyday. 
Getting regular physical activity works wonders in coping with stress. Give your stress to the pavement or the treadmill and let it go from your body. Staying active in winter elevates your mood and reduces stress. 

Enjoy natural sunlight, especially in winter. 
It can be depressing to be stuck indoors during the shortened days of winter, but a brisk walk in the sunshine can be a real mood enhancer. 

Keep up your journal everyday. 
Self-monitoring your food, fitness, and emotional feelings is an excellent way to become more aware of your triggers and behavioral patterns. 

Don't deprive yourself of enjoying the foods you love.
For this only leads to bingeing. Instead, plan to eat a small portion of the desired foods, eat it slowly, and savor every mouthful.

Set some ground rules about eating.
Such as only eat while seated, no food after 9pm, no second helpings, etc. 

Give yourself 15 minutes each day of peace and quiet, a time to be reflective, meditate, or simply unwind. Soaking in a hot bubble bath can help release your troubles into thin air. Breaking free from the family, a breath of fresh air, or escaping to a quiet room will energize and empower you. 

Be good to yourself. 
Have a list of motivational sayings that inspire and strengthen your resolve. Use affirmations daily to help you feel good about yourself and your mission to lose weight. 

Eat healthfully. 
Proper nutrition promotes health, well-being, and rejuvenation, which in turn enhances your resilience to stress. 


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