In addition to considering healthy alternatives to losing weight, some may have issues with connecting their eating habits to emotion whether they are of a healthy weight, over weight or under weight. As a contestant, it is essential to eat for your health.
Disconnecting an emotional attachment may be essential, not only as a contestant but in your personal life as well. Here are resources to consider in determining if you have an issue, and how to cope with it. Of course you can also seek local support in groups or from counselors. There’s much out there, just be sure to do what you need to find the help and support you need to take good care of you.
For one “Emotional Eating Solution” Click Here! It supposedly is pretty good with, for instance, helping folks stop binge eating. You can read more about it at the “click here” link above.
Here are a couple other resources. Check them out and take care of yourself well. 🙂
And, since emotional eating can sometimes be related to stress, see if this has any value to you:
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So, what if you realize your emotional eating does have to do with stress? Furthermore, what exactly is stress and how does it differ from anxiety? Below are a few resources to help you break down exactly what stress and anxiety are.
Although this site by Dartmouth is technically for test anxiety, who has not felt a similar anxiety before a pageant or an interview? If you scroll down the website page, you will see some lovely, little downloadable handouts on stress and anxiety, including some stress-busting techniques! For example, did you know that changing how you think about certain situations could decrease anxiety? Thus, instead of believing your troubles are permanent, view them as temporary! It will give you a brighter outlook and make you feel less anxious!
Here is another little blurb about stress and anxiety that breaks down how to understand it, strategies for coping with it, and symptoms.
Remember, everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point in time. However, it is most important to put it in perspective and not let it affect your life or eating habits!