Monday, August 17, 2009

Lifestyle & Psychology

Nowadays everybody has become a fitness freak. All of us want to shape our body and live confidently. How many of us think about shaping their mind ? Balancing mind should be the base of Lifestyle management program. Many of us suffer from psychological problems during our Lifestyle change programs.

People with anorexia are obsessed with food and their weight and body shape.They attempt to maintain a weight that's far below normal for their age and height.In extreme cases, they may be extremely thin but still think they're fat. To prevent weight gain people with anorexia may starve themselves or exercise excessively. Anorexia is an unhealthy way to try to cope with emotional problems, perfectionism and a desire for control.

In contrast, some people suffer from disorder called bulimia. When you have bulimia nervosa, it's common to live in a world of secret shame . But one may feel trapped by this addiction-like relationship with food, where you eat a large amount of food and then try to rid yourself of the extra calories by such unhealthy ways as self-induced vomiting or excessive exercise.

Sometimes the large food intake results in emotionally weak state of mind. Emotional eating is the way to supress our negative emotions such as stress, anger, anxiety, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Often with emotional eating people tend to eat sweet , fatty ,salty foods. But if this is the only problem ,one can regain control of their mind and move forward towards healthy lifestyle.

. Learn to know which is your true hunger & which is emotional eating.

. Look elsewhere for comforts. Try to engage yourself in other activities.

. Get adequate sleep. At least for 8 hrs.

.Eat well balanced diet and exercise regularly.

.Try Yoga for balanced mind.

. Enjoy parties by meeting and talking to people not with food.

. Always eat to live and not live to eat.
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