Weight Watchers

26 Mar

I joined Weight Watchers last week. It is essentially a program to help people keep track of what they eat. There are some very helpful articles and tools that help users make better choices. The point is not to diet, but simply make better choices or eat a smaller amount. They do not encourage skipping meals or starving. I also like their “Healthy Living” section that gives great tips on managing stress, inspiration and such. Here’s a paragraph from an article on dealing with job loss:

 

Redefine yourself
Many of us define ourselves by what we do for a living. When that identifier is taken away it can lead to feelings of emptiness, which can trigger overeating, says Los Angeles psychologist and eating disorder specialist Sari Shepphird, PhD. To counter the effect, she suggests developing new aspects of your identity and developing outside interests to keep your days structured and bring pleasure into your life. “Believe it or not, you are more than your job,” says Shepphird. Anna has taken time out during her period of unemployment to engage in her favorite arts and crafts hobbies, such as scrap booking and card making. “I also spent a lot of my free time taking care of my 18-month-old triplet nieces,” she says. “They made me laugh and acted silly when I needed it the most.”

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