To eat or not to eat
Some of us eat when we are under stress, some of us don’t. Which one are you? Knowing if you are a stress-eater is usually a pretty easy thing to identify. One thing we can all agree on is that we, Americans, have way too much stress in our lives. Stress is going to happen, for some maybe more than others, but never-the-less, let’s just expect we are going to encounter stress. How we handle that stress is a life changer.
In order to be successful with meeting your goals, you need to have a game plan for when you encounter stressful life situations. The most common excuse I hear from my clients for not eating healthy is that they have been under a lot of stress due to a busy schedule, kids, work, spouses, travel, the list goes on. Not having a plan in place for how you will deal with life’s curve balls creates more stress, it creates more disappointment, and sends you down an even bigger spiral downwards. Left alone to our own devices we will eat a pint of ice cream at every opportunity, in the name of stress of course, until that pint of ice cream becomes a nightly habit.
Outside looking in
Sometimes it takes someone from the outside looking in to tell you that there are other ways to manage your stress. It usually takes rock bottom for someone to reach out for help. But the sooner you can let someone help, the easier it will be to get yourself out of the bottom of whatever hole you have been eating in. It takes conviction, accountability, motivation, and a sense of purpose to change lifelong eating habits. Most people can’t do it on their own. Willpower only lasts so long and we humans only have so much. Don’t wait until you have hit rock bottom to reach out to someone for help. It is your health on the line. Think of your family, your friends, the people in your life who need you around. Stress + a poor diet is a recipe for disease and death. Learn how to manage your stress and eat well by clicking the link below: