In the previous article I listed many healthy ways to manage the stress in your life. Notice I did not list “indulge in comfort food” or “treat yourself with food” as one of the healthy alternatives to stress. Yet how many people use food as their “go to” cure for stress? If this strikes a chord with you, you are not alone.
Food is a very common tool that some people use to try and mediate stress. However, food as a “cure” typically provokes even more stress. Comfort foods that people often turn to are laden with sugar and fat and are not the kind that makes you feel good when you finish it. It is the type of food that is easy to overindulge in and become overfull, and full of guilt. This behavior can be the cause of unwanted weight gain. You then feel more stressed, engage in more mindless eating and experience more remorse.
You can break free of this vicious cycle by understanding the real reason you use food to deal with your stress and by incorporating 3 simple steps into your life.
Take the first step to self-discovery by tuning into my free mini-webinar 3 Simple Steps to Stop the Stress and the Weight Gain. This webinar will give you an introduction to the strategies you need to combat stress, as well as insight into how to best avoid the stress all-together.
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Your turn to take action: Do you turn to food when feeling stressed, overwhelmed or emotional? What action will you take next time you are feeling this way instead of eating? Please share in the comments below.