by Melissa Murphy Created on : July 21, 2010 If you are among the millions of Americans who are having trouble managing their weight because of emotional eating, you are not alone. Experts believe that up to 75% of overeating that results in weight management problems is spawned by negative emotions. Weight issues aren't the only problem with emotional eating. Being overweight causes other serious health issues, many of which could be easily avoided when people become aware that their dietary decisions may be in response to feelings instead of hunger.
Serious question: Do you know who your friends are? What makes your friends your friends? Last night I sat on the couch in my apartment with an old friend and we cried together.
Statistics show that only about 15% of New Years Resolutions are kept. With an 85% failure rate, it’s no wonder that the amount of resolutions made is dropping . You wouldn’t buy a product that is defective 85% of the time, so why buy into the annual hype about resolutions?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything run on autopilot? Chores, exercise, eating healthy and getting your work done just happening automatically. Unless they manage to invent robot servants, all your work isn’t going to disappear overnight. But if you program behaviors as new habits you can take out the struggle. With a small amount of initial discipline, you can create a new habit that requires little effort to maintain. Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick:
Whether you're single, married, or in a relationship, the demands of life and the expectations of those nearest and dearest to your heart can make finding time for yourself a huge challenge. Between dedicating time to parents , children, partners, siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, colleagues, and work, it's hard to even dream of stealing a little time for yourself. Couple that with the guilt that many people, especially women, experience when they manage to find a few moments of time for themselves, and it becomes clear why so many people feel that finding time for themselves isn't worth the effort. But worth the effort it is, and not only because of the personal benefits you'll reap.