I have gained 25lbs since I started nursing school
back in January 2001. 15 of those pounds have been since January of this year. I am a emotional eater and eat under stress. I USE To. Now when I am stressed out I EXERCISE. Exercise is the best remedy for stress. After I exercise I feel relieved but after I eat I feel just as worse.
I use to drink LOTS and LOTS of pop to help keep me awake and coffee but the bad thing was I was putting sugar and cream in the coffee which was making me fat. I was eating a lot of fast food.
I started Weight watchers and that is a lifesaver for me. If anyone wants to lose weight then weight watchers is the best thing out there. It is an honest weight loss program that helps teach you a healthy lifestyle not just a quick fixer like yo-yo diets.
Water is very, very good. I notice that my skin has improved and I am not quite so fatigued anymore now that I drink more water. If you are use to drinking lots of caffiene in the beginning you will feel very sluggish and may go through withdrawl but I guarantee it will be worth it.
Also exercise, The experts say that Americans should start treating exercise like they do their doctor appointments, dentist appointments and other things they write down in their calender. Block your exercise times out. Stick to it like you would an appointment. I do that now and I find it really works.
I also see my patients and my own family members with their health problems and many of the problems could have been prevented through weight control. (some couldn't) But MOST could have and I am seriously thinking, GEE I don't want to end up like that when I can do my best to prevent it.
Don't Deprive yourself though, if you deprive yourself you will more than likely lose. Weight watchers teach you that you don't need to deprive yourself to be successful and many other wonderful things.