The U.S.’s current economic situation is taking its toll on many people. Many are scared of losing their homes, jobs, and sanity. Unfortunately, those who do not have a healthy way to deal with stress often turn to food. It’s the most common way people deal with problems and situations in their lives. This may sound ironic because food prices seem to go up each day.
Before you reach for that candy bar, think about the consequence of your action. Pause for a moment before you reach for the potato chips. Do not let the talk of the economy ruin your weight loss plan.
Think about this for a moment: Do you want to pack on the pounds because the people on Wall Street were given a free pass to financial paradise? Do you think the people who spent money they did not have care whether or not you pack on the pounds? How will eating comfort food solve the economic crisis? It will not; it will just contribute to it.
What to do to avoid stress eating
- Go for a walk.
- Practice deep breathing.
- You’re never too old to go to the park and swing on the swings.
- Play with your kids.
- Attend FREE community activities.
- Read a book.
- Rent a movie from the library.
- Keep a food journal.
Avoid the temptation of comforting yourself with food. It’s not worth it, especially if you worked hard to take off the pounds. When you grocery shop, make sure to eat a well-balanced breakfast or lunch. Do not shop when you’re hungry because the grocery cart will be filled with foods that will sabotage your weight loss.
Visit my recently published article 10 Tips to Motivate You to Workout on Associated Content and learn how working out can help you avoid stress eating.
What are you doing to avoid “stress eating” during these times of economic uncertainty?