What stresses are you under? Can you identify 5 major stresses that are currently a part of your life? If you can, then rank them according to their impact on you, 1 through 5, with 1 having the biggest impact and 5 having the least impact.
Next, list the ways in which you deal with each of these 5 stresses.
Once you identify the stresses in your life and list how you cope with them, then see which of these stresses causes you to eat too much food and/or eat fattening foods.
What did you discover?
Of course, you want to do something about using eating as a way to cope with stress. So take the 5 stresses and your current methods of dealing with them and see what you need to change in order to reduce the stress without resorting to food as the fix. Then go ahead and work on making the change.
Easier said than done, you're probably thinking. And you're right. But you can get help.
For help, please go to The Reading Room and the White Paper, both of which are in the left-hand column of this blog at MariasLastDiet.com. Or, if you want to have a book to read through and refer to, check out the weight loss books for women section on the right-hand side of this blog.
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