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Stress - The Number 1 Reason Weight Loss Efforts Fail

Jun 26, 2017 01:24PM ● By Jenny Battig

Losing weight is one of the toughest things for many people to do successfully. Much of what is involved in supporting weight loss and a healthy weight can be influenced by the stressors in our lives. If you feel like you eat healthy and exercise regularly yet still struggle with your weight, consider some new strategies for dealing with the stress in your life.

Stress takes many forms and can make digestion and metabolism less efficient. Make sure you get enough sleep because lack of sleep causes more stress on our internal systems. Most adults need at least 7 hours a night to support weight loss. Pay attention to whether you are snacking or binging when you feel stressed. Often, we reach for snacks as a habit without even thinking about it. Instead, consider creating a new habit when you are stressed or find someone who can help you deal with the stress. Some stresses are more obvious than others. The less obvious stressors will likely require the help of a qualified therapist.

Jenny Battig, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, addresses weight issues through hypnotherapy. For more information, call Hypnotherapy by Jenny at 321-345-8971.