Your weight loss clients work hard to reach their goals. Making lifestyle changes can be challenging at times, but by slowly incorporating these changes into their daily routines they can enjoy lasting results. If your clients seem to be putting in the work but not seeing any weight loss results, stress eating could be to blame. Here are a few suggestions to help them break through the stress eating cycle:
One of the trickiest things about stress eating is that many people aren’t even fully aware that they’re doing it. Stress eaters might not realize how often they are eating, or how much food they are consuming in a sitting. By keeping a food journal, your clients will be able to track how much they are eating each day, and even identify a time of day or event that seems to trigger their stress eating. Armed with this information, they can be better-prepared to resist temptation.
Find Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
During stressful times, it’s tempting to seek comfort in a favorite food. However, snacking is often a “quick fix” and does nothing to resolve the issue that is causing your client’s stress. At times when your client would normally turn to food, encourage them to try a healthy activity instead. Rather than reaching for a snack, they can go for a walk or a bike ride, or even relax with a favorite book. By replacing their stress eating with a more health-conscious option, they will avoid consuming extra calories and also feel more energized.
Help Them Be Prepared
Even when your clients do their best to stick to their plan, they will still have moments where they struggle to avoid temptation. Help your clients discover some healthy, portable snack options that they can have on-hand at home or work. The goal is to make the healthiest choice the most convenient choice. By having nutritious options readily available, your clients will be less likely to indulge in unhealthy foods.
By helping your clients understand the causes of their stress eating, and finding better ways for them to cope with and manage their stress, they’ll have the information and tools they need to reach their weight loss goals. Stress is a normal part of everyday life, but it doesn’t have to keep your clients from leading a healthy lifestyle. For additional support to help them manage their stress levels, your clients should consider a supplement containing Relora®. Relora® was shown in three published clinical studies to decrease stress, decrease transitory anxiety, and improve mood scores.
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