Chances are, you spend a lot of time getting to know your weight loss clients. As you work with them to help them reach their goals, you have the opportunity to learn about their personalities, their hopes, and what challenges they encounter on their journey. One of the greatest challenges your clients will encounter is learning healthy ways to cope with stress. Some stress is a normal part of everyday life, but it can often present an additional challenge for anyone who is trying to lose weight.
If you have clients who are struggling to manage their stress, and feel like stress is coming between them and their goals, there are ways you can help them stay focused. Here are a few simple tips for helping your clients manage their stress and stay on track to reach their goals.
Stress and Weight Loss
Stress affects more than just the way your clients feel. It can also have an impact on their actions. It’s not uncommon for people to reach for their favorite foods when they are feeling a bit stressed, but frequent “stress eating” can quickly de-rail any weight loss plans. Help your clients break the cycle of stress eating by encouraging them to find healthier ways to cope with stress. At times when they would normally reach for a snack, have them channel their energy into their favorite workout. Gradually, they will learn to replace their snacking habits with healthy activity. For those moments when they do still reach for a snack, teach them how to select healthier alternatives for their favorite indulgent foods.
Supporting Stress Management
While stress is a normal part of life, if stress is getting in the way of living a healthy lifestyle it may be time to take action. A balanced, nutritious diet and regular exercise will help your clients manage their stress levels. If your clients are looking for additional support in managing their stress levels, you may want to suggest adding a supplement such as Relora®. Relora® was shown in three published clinical studies to decrease stress levels, decrease transitory anxiety, and improve mood scores.
Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is a great way for your clients to manage their stress levels. By providing them with the knowledge and tools to cope with everyday stressors, you will make it easier for them to stick to their weight loss plan and reach their goals. For more information on how ingredients such as Relora® can support your clients, contact InterHealth at 1-800-783-4636.
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