Overcoming emotional overeating can seem overwhelming, and setbacks can be expected. But the good news is, there are lifestyle choices that you can make to help overcome this problem. All you have to do is set your mind to it. Then one day at a time, the world will make sense again.
Now, the key word is choice! You can choose to follow a healthy lifestyle or not. While it may sound simple to some. It can be terribly difficult for others. Sometimes it helps to break things down into small, specific steps you can take (just trying to lead a “healthier lifestyle” is a bit vague!).
Following are some of these specifics we use to help overcome emotional eating and anxiety. And remember, setbacks and relapses are not unusual. Don’t beat yourself up when they happen. Just start fresh tomorrow with a clear conscience, CBD for anxiety and ready to go mindset.
Experts are in general agreement that regular exercise three to five days a week is most beneficial. This exercise should consist of at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise (such as vigorous walking, jogging, biking, etc.) followed by some light toning or weight training. Committing to this regimen full-force is not necessarily the best way to go. Especially for those who have had a very sit down lifestyle. If you can only exercise once or twice a week or even for just 10 minutes a day, that’s still better than nothing and will hopefully pave the way for more in the future.
Exercise is said to relieve emotional overeating in several ways. For one, exercise produces endorphins which are the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. For another, exercise prevents boredom and mindless eating, which is what you might be doing if you weren’t exercising! And finally, exercise will likely boost your self-image, helping to break the cycle of low self-esteem and poor self-image that “feeds” emotional overeating disorder.
Overall exercise is a good thing overall. You don’t have to become obsessed with fitness or even buff. Just build your body strength and muscle tone which allows you a more fit and healthy lifestyle.
It does take time to get use to a new exercise routine. In fact it is said that a habit can take 2 months, 66 days to be exact for a habit to form. So, just stick with it and fitness will soon become something that is natural to your and your body.
Never underestimate the healing power of nature! For those with emotional overeating disorder, choosing to spend more time out in nature can be particularly beneficial. After all, in the natural realm there are no media messages to mess with your self-image, and being in nature connects you to your origins and the origins of food.
Some experts theorize that detachment from food and its natural source plays a role in emotional overeating disorder. Getting involved in nature and exploring and appreciating it can go a long way toward reconnecting with our biologically normal view of food. Maybe you can kill two birds with one stone and do your regular exercise outdoors!
Start slow by taking a walk in an area that you like to view and explore. Go further and further each day. Soon you will be walking circles around that beloved park and reaching the top of the trail you once only marveled at.
The effects of nature may seem bazaar at first. How could just being outside help? Take the sun as your first example. Serotonin which is derived from the sun itself is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
At night, darker lighting triggers the brain to make another hormone called melatonin. This hormone is responsible for helping you sleep. The sun plays a crucial part in your overall health. Without enough sun exposure, your serotonin levels will drop. This can cause or increase seasonal depression and emotional overeating.
Vitamins and Herbs
B Vitamins are important to appetite control. A specialized complex of B vitamins is important to maintain normal eating patterns as they help stabilize blood glucose levels. The vitamins that make up the B complex include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, inositol, biotin, folate, and others that work together to convert carbohydrates into glucose. This means this mix will help provide energy, decrease sugar cravings, fight fatigue, and ease mood swings. Effectly, the B complex is important in preventing depression and emotional overeating.
CBD Capsules is a natural option for alleviating some symptoms of anxiety, depression and emotional overeating. To be clear, CBD cannot cure these issues. Rather, studies show that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules in the human body. This has been seen in studies to help regulate essential human functions such as sleep, appetite, mood, pain, and pleasure. Many of the key aspects in everyday life.
Learning to overcome emotional eating is a process. One that will take time and practice. Remember to always be supportive to your. Compliment yourself on good behaviors and just breathe through the bad ones. Over time you will see progress and will be healthier for it.