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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How to manage stress related weight gain?

 When depressed you loose the control over your eating habits. It results in more calorie count to produce high cholesterol and weight gain.  Studies prove that there is a link between our stress level and weight gain. So what are the techniques to manage stress related weight gain?
 Try these stress management techniques to combat stress-related weight gain:
  • Recognize the warning signs of stress, such as anxiety, irritability and muscle tension.
  • Before eating, ask yourself why you're eating — are you truly hungry or do you feel stressed or anxious?
  • If you're tempted to eat when you're not hungry, find a distraction.
  • Don't skip meals, especially breakfast.
  • Identify comfort foods and keep them out of your house or office.
  • Keep a record of your behavior and eating habits so that you can look for patterns and connections — and then overcome them.
  • Learn problem-solving skills so that you can anticipate challenges and cope with setbacks.
  • Practice relaxation skills, such as yoga, massage or meditation.
  • Engage in regular physical activity or exercise.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Get encouragement from supportive friends and family. 
  • Source: How do I control stress-induced weight gain?

1 comment:

  1. Excellent points to mange stress related weight gain, yoga and meditation will be more helpful to avoid stress...

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