Stress Leads to Binging, Binge Eating Leads to Weight Gain

July 7, 2010

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Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!~Author Unknown

Binging is a stress related eating disorder. Many people turn to food to solve problems that cannot be solved by food. Not a smart move. They get fat and ruin their health at the same time. Binge eating is not the solution, regardless how stressed you might be.

Stress is unavoidable in our modern lives. There is too much happening around us and we can control too little. That is why finding good ways to cope and eliminate stress from your life is so important.

Stress left uncheck will make you feel depressed in time. Maybe that is why so many people feel depressed. The constant stress makes them feel powerless. Nobody likes feeling weak. To squash all those negative feelings most of us turn to eating lots of sweets and fatty foods. They make us feel better, if only for a moment. Stress weight gain is very common because of this.

The temporary feeling of relief from stress and depression is addictive. Wanting more, people turn to binge eating lots of unhealthy foods. In no time they get fat and really depressed. The vicious circle is complete and very hard to break. It’s self sufficient and growing.

Stress is the beast that fuels the beast making you to gain weight and feel even more miserable. That’s not the way to live. The best thing you can do right now to improve your health and reduce your depression is to meditate. Meditating is wonderful and you can do it anywhere.

Just take 5 minutes, relax your muscles, close your eyes and clear your mind. Center yourself, letting all the stress drip down off of you. Imagine your stress dripping off, disappearing. Do this simple mental exercise each time you feel stresses. A good practice would be to do it at least 3 times a day. It works wonders.

By getting rid of stress or reducing it, you put an end to your cravings. By stopping your cravings you stop your binge eating sprees which are making you fatter and fatter. Besides this, getting rid of stress has many other health benefits. Your overall health will improve and your life will be much more happier.

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