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Her Health Minute: Obesity and Mental Health Linked

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Missy Anderson explains how negative thought patterns can contribute to overeating and obesity.

Missy: Hi, I am Missy Anderson and this is HER Health Minute. Did you know that obesity is fast becoming the number one killer in the United States?

One in three people are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If you are overweight it’s not just about calories in and calories burned, but stress and negative emotions can play a major role in inhibiting weight loss.

It’s important to recognize your own dietary emotional pitfalls. For example, when women get stressed we turn to our favorite comfort foods, and it’s not all about dieting but a conscious commitment to a new healthy lifestyle.

Address your stress with either a stress management program, relaxation exercises, meditation, positive affirmations and daily journaling. Also, one of my favorites is hypnotherapy for both stress and weight loss. An encouraging support system is very helpful as well, be it family or traditional weight loss programs.

Another tip – plan ahead for healthy eating. Fill your refrigerator with fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks. Be prepared to take them with you in your purse or on your travels.

Changing your thoughts can not only help you lose weight, it can change your life.

I am Missy Anderson and this has been HER Health Minute.

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I know is very frustrating to be overweight and in the same time is unhealthy. My husband was overweight for many years and he tried so many diets with no notable results. Finally he found a weight loss program that followed on TIPSTODIET.COM and had good results. He lost more than 40 lbs,and the most important thing is that he maintains his body weight even now after 1 year. He feels much better and I am so happy for him.
Everyone can do this!

December 22, 2011 - 3:19pm
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