Often when we think of coping, we think of behaviors we can engage in (positive or negative) to get past the intense emotion or situation. Coping thoughts are also important tools to get through difficult times and difficult emotions. When a stressful situation occurs, our body heightens with arousal, and our thoughts can become negative … Continue reading Coping thoughts.
Finding the motivation to lose weight can be incredibly hard. Recently I noted some of the psychological concerns associated with obesity, and certainly these are motivating factors to want to lose weight. Unfortunately, those same psychological factors that make you want to lose weight can also get in the way of weight loss and make … Continue reading Physical health obesity-related concerns.
Having long-term, short-term, and medium-term goals provides balance in what you are working toward, focusing on, and ensures you don’t only focus on immediate gratification, or put off any gratification until some future long-term date. Some people find themselves always waiting for that next thing for life to feel better. Others can enjoy life right … Continue reading Create balanced goals.
This article rings true for the negative effects of poor self-talk, which can stop you from reaching your goals and can lead to weight gain versus weight loss! There is no usefulness for this self-negativity. Check out the tips to combat negative self-talk in this article... http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2015/06/09/how-negative-self-talk-is-killing-your-health-and-weight-loss-goals?context=amp
Studies have shown that BMI (body mass index/height-to-weight ratio) is directly related to quality of life. The higher one’s BMI (so the more someone weighs), the lower the quality of life. Factors considered with this relate to physical, emotional, mental, and social wellbeing. Knowledge of the psychological risks associated with obesity can help individuals struggling … Continue reading Psychological concerns of obesity.