Stress eating is a difficult habit to break, especially when clients and patients are using this bad habit to cope with other stressful life situations. Helping them understand the side effects of stress eating and educating them on tactics to stop the bad habit are important to keeping their health on the right track. There are a few specific ways to help your client recognize their habit of stress eating and also a few ways they can try to cope with the habit. Check out a few of these helpful tips below to get your clients and/or patients back on the right track!
Recognize the Reasons Why
Stress works on the body in mysterious ways. While some people will hit the gym or take the time to read a book, others will turn to food. They may binge eat or not eat at all to cope with their stress. Recognizing the reasons why your patient and/or client is turning to food is the first step in the process. Help them identify the internal reasons why they are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lacking in an area of their life. After recognizing the reasons it’s easier to help implement different coping mechanisms.
Implement Different Coping Mechanisms
There are a variety of ways you can teach your patients and/or clients to cope with stress eating. It may not always be easy, but if they stick with it you can change their habits. First, teach them be aware of what they are buying when they are at the grocery store. If they turn to a specific food, ask them to try and not buy it for a month to see if eliminating access to it can help them focus on what is truly causing the stress. Second, have them take 10 minutes to identify what feelings they are experiencing. Taking a few minutes to focus on what the feelings are will give the client and/or patient time to transition to another solution.
Relora® From InterHealth
Along with recommending behavioral changes you can also recommend supplements to help your patients and/or clients curb their stress eating. Relora® from InterHealth can help them adjust their mood, increase vigor, and reduce overall stress. This supplement is also Non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher friendly making it an easy choice for all lifestyles. Along with reducing stress this supplement can aid in weight management to keep your patient and/or client working toward fulfilling a variety of goals.
You can help your clients and/or patients overcome stress eating with these steps! Adding a supplement is an easy way to help them get a head start on a difficult habit. To learn more about how Relora® and other InterHealth products visit us online at https://www.interhealthusa.com/ or give us a call at 1-800-783-4636.
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