In addition to getting yourself into an adequate and realistic nutritional program, there’s a few other ways to channel negative thoughts when you are attempting to lose weight:
Keep Active: Many people keep active by doing hard core exercises, however just moving your body by walking, hiking, stretching, meditating or a combination of all of them is a wonderful way to release endorphins and lower stress levels, which will help balance out your mood and eliminate negative feelings. Inactivity leads to irritability, obsession, depression, and overeating. Movement helps to counteract those fixations and will give you a place to channel your energy. How long should I you this for? 15 minutes a day is sufficient to keep refreshed, alert and away from damaging eating habits.
Keeping a Journal: Keeping track of what you eat will help you remember as well as make you realize that you might be spending more time with your head in the refrigerator than on your daily activites. Get that head out of the refrigerator, keep your mouth closed until your body has hunger pains and get out those negative emotions in a creative way to help you gain a new perspective about your eating practices. Writing down your thoughts can allow you to figure out where you are succeeding and where you are failing. It can aid you in determining how to manage your nutrition and future success much better.
Talk to someone: You might have a need to seek professional help or you might be ok with just talking with those that share your thoughts on your new journey into proper nutrition and health. Getting professional help is nothing to be ashamed of. Talking about how you feel with a therapist or loved one can lift the weight off your shoulders. They may help you find safe outlets for your emotions.
Final Thoughts on Why Overweight and Obesity Makes People Depressed and Angry
Feeling worthless and angry due to your current situation and have it lead into depression is normal. The inability to talk about it leads to more dangerous conditions and failure in your attempt to correct your current weight situation. Be aware of other symptoms of depression such as a persistent feeling of sadness, fatigue, and stress. Anger is a natural response to stress. When your body is in “fight” mode, it wants to find a solution for that feeling. Listen to your body and figure out what you need to do to avoid getting so stressed that your mind turns to depression and eventually anger.
Denying your feelings or trying to hide them will only make your current symptoms worse. Bottling it all up will likely lead to an explosion of emotions later on. Self-compassion, exercise, journaling, or another chosen form of creative activity, as well as talking to a loved, someone that you can get positive reinforcement from or therapist can help you figure out why your current situation seems to be an constant failure that leads to anger. Taking this positive action can also aid you in learning how to eventually cope.
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