If you are an emotional eater, it is important you begin to recognize what triggers this eating and learn strategies other than food for comfort. Even when emotional, if you can slow down and be intentional about how to you deal with those emotions, it will help both your emotions and your waistline. Emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating.
Depressed and anxious moods can really wreak havoc on a healthy lifestyle. It is very hard to find the motivation to engage in healthy behaviors when feeling emotionally unwell. Yet, it is those healthy behaviors that will actually make you feel better! This is the difficulty of mental health and makes it a tough cycle … Continue reading Boost your mental health.
While losing weight is exciting, it can come with unexpected negative emotions. The journey itself is difficult, relationships change, and your identity changes. It is important to be aware of the potential for some negative aspects of weight loss so you can deal with these along the way. Here is one woman's story about her … Continue reading Weight loss depression.
Creating healthy habits and achieving weight loss are difficult for anyone, even someone who feels psychologically healthy. When low mood, difficulty controlling moods, stress, and/or depression set it, this becomes even harder. Identifying goals and setting smaller steps to get there can actually be the key to combating depression, along with being healthier overall. Check … Continue reading When low mood gets in the way of goals.
Often people come to therapy wanting to get rid of stress, anxiety, depression, etc. One of the first conversations we must have is that we all have some level of those feelings at certain times, some stronger than others. Some people will always be more prone to a higher level of anxiety or depression depending … Continue reading Be with stressful moments.