“Emotional eating” is a term for eating as a way to deal with stress by consuming alcohol, drugs, or other addictive agents. It may be an unhealthy way of dealing with depression, negative emotions, or something that is toxic in your life. But help is ready for healing. Just as a habit takes 21 days to conquer, you can overcome your emotional eating.
There are many ways to relax without spending a ton of money. Several things with just a minimal investment can be done at home. Also, for those who have access to online services like Groupon and Living Social, check out the location and you can get great deals.
WARNING: Side effects include more energy, a clear mind, enhanced quality of life, lowered stress, more smiles, and a killer physique!
According to Times Magazine, “Molecular biologists and neurologists have begun to show that exercise may alter brain chemistry in much the same way that antidepressant drugs do – regulating the key neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine.” It’s about time doctors get on board with one of the most powerful medications for depression: exercise. Not only can exercise work in the same way antidepressants do, but it also comes with positive side effects rather than negative ones.
Of course, there are those who really benefit and heal their depression using medication, however, there are also those, like myself, who try medications to heal depression and completely lose their personality while only getting a tiny bit less depressed. Instead of numbing your personality and just feeling “okay”, schedule yourself on a regular exercise regimen, put the work in, and feel absolutely enhanced and empowered.