Gaining Weight Due to Stress Factors
Stress is another sneaky weight gain factor. Exercising regularly is a proven way to reduce your stress levels. In addition to exercise, get maximum stress reduction by:
1) Learn what situations cause you to experience unwanted stress, and avoid these situations. Can’t avoid your boss or that awkward business luncheon? Then you’ll need to use some more brainpower. Think back to your last experience with the boss or the business lunch. How bad was it really? You survived it, and it wasn’t really all that bad. Keep that in mind, and you’ll be ready to take on whatever stressful situation comes your way. Remember that taking on your anxieties and fears makes you stronger and more capable to handle them.
2) Make necessary lifestyle modifications. Did you know you’re more likely to suffer stress when you’re tired? Or did you know that when you don’t feed your body well, your body isn’t ready to handle stress as it would with a healthy diet? By getting plenty of shut-eye and eating healthily, you won’t kiss stress goodbye altogether, but its effects will be diminished greatly.