1. SCHEDULE A FUN TIME.
Boredom and stress can lead to overeating. Be sure to make time to laugh, play, and participate in activities you love.
2. SLEEP – REST AND RELAX.
When you’re sleepless and/or stressed, your body will crave sugary snacks and caffeine for quick artificial energy.
Find the movement you like and participate daily.
4. TAKE A HOT BATH.
This is a great way to engage the relaxation response and eliminate cortisol, the stress hormone that is at the root of weight gain.
Meditation is another great tool for engaging the relaxation response. Start with just five minutes each day and build your way up.
6. MAKE YOUR FOOD BEAUTIFUL.
Use beautiful dishes and prepare your food in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. By making meals an event, they will feed and fill you more – both literally and figuratively.
7. DRINK A GLASS OF RED WINE.
A simple luxury enjoyed in moderation, red wine contains antioxidants, and small amounts will reduce stress and support weight loss.
8. ACCOMPANIES A BABY.
Spending time with little ones reminds you of life’s simple wonders and helps you relax and gain perspective.
9. SPENDING TIME IN NATURE.
Spending time in nature connects you to the land and can provide a natural lift. Nature is great at bringing you back to the present moment and can be a source of stress reduction.
Humans require physical contact, and long hugs are a great way to get it. They relax you and make you produce happy hormones.