For the past two years I have been attempting to manage my weight through behavior modification, healthy eating and exercise. After losing 190 pounds with diet and exercise, I can assume that I am very capable of making healthy choices; however, this past weekend illustrated how emotions can contribute to slip-ups in the healthy lifestyle department. I am as human as anyone else and I ended my week with a weight gain. Through each painful experience I have learned much about managing my emotions. Finding my inner balance may always be a struggle for me and many of you as well. The important factor in finding my inner balance is to modify my behavior through discipline and goal setting.
The negative factor in my equation of healthy lifestyle choices are unforeseen events, which by their very nature cannot be planned for. These unforeseen events could be traffic, a stressful day at work, or an argument with a family member. So what’s the plan for people who struggle to make healthy lifestyle choices during stressful events?