Road Bump: Negative Emotions

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Healthy, positive emotions are key to weight loss success.

Weight loss quote with apple and tape measure
Weight loss quote with apple and tape measure

If you are trying to lose right or get healthier, the worst thing you can do is feel that you have slipped up or are failing.  Regret and guilt will follow, and you will begin to worsen your eating habits.  One meal will grow into one day of overeating, which will expand into a week, and the next thing you know, you have gained 20 pounds.  The worst type of eating is emotional eating.  If you have regret or guilt and are depressed, you will overeat, and the negative emotions will grow.  

Success is never certain. Failure is never final.

Robert Schuller

The Bottom Line: Don’t let a little slip-up define you and have you down.  Fight to get back up and kick regret, guilt, and depression square in the buttocks.  You can and will do this.

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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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