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We’ve had many clients come to us frustrated because they have a health/fitness/wellness goal but then there’s a candy bowl at work or they’re on the go and feel forced to just grab something that is comforting and quick but it’s not supporting their goals.
Have you faced this challenge yourself? Do you ever find that you want to grab junk, chocolate, or something that is readily available? How do you eat when you’re stressed out? Does that support your overall health, fitness, and wellness goals?
I like to explore and ask the question of WHY – why is it that in that moment you decided to eat the candy or grab the food that is not ultimately supporting your goals? (Not judgmental, but inquisitive) – Was it for comfort? Was it to battle stress?
If the underlying reason is for comfort in the moment, let’s take a functional approach to change habits around how we respond to stress and/or comfort-seeking in foods. Here’s some great info on stress-reducing (cortisol-fighting), anti-inflammatory foods:
- http://bit.ly/2qFga87 – Great info on how to reduce stress with foods, exercise, herbs, and other methods like acupuncture, nature/outdoors, breathing, essential oils, and sleep.. (these are alternatives to emotional eating/comfort eating)
- 18 of the Best Stress-Relieving Foods (Yum!)
What has been your experience? Do you have a further question about this? Please share and let’s have a conversation!
If you’re curious to explore how we could help you personally, please reach out to us you can reply to this email or apply for an Exploratory Session. As holistic personal trainers, we’re here to help you to work with your life variables to create sustainable, enjoyable lifestyle change that supports the health, fitness, and overall wellness you desire! And, if you’re already working with us, be sure to bring up this conversation with your trainer so we can help! Use us! We’re here for support! 😃