Diet is not enough to lose weight, manage your stress well
For many people, losing weight is synonymous with starting a diet. However, most diet attempts are not completed until the goal is reached. The main reason for this is that the psychological aspects of the weight gain process are ignored and stress management is skipped. Specialist psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre stated that dieting alone is not enough to lose weight and said that stress management is one of the most important factors in stopping weight gain.
Stress is the main cause of weight gain.
According to dr. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre argues that stress, a part of people’s lives, is a situation we encounter all the time and emphasizes that it must be managed correctly for a healthy life. Denizgil Evre said that all the factors that cause and develop stress are external factors such as separation, work intensity and not being able to make time for oneself, and internal stressors are the strict rules we impose on ourselves, our perception of ourselves. , and all or nothing. Evre says, “People go off the diet with the stress of expecting to reach a certain weight and the frustration when it doesn’t happen. It is very important and necessary to take into account the circumstances, our daily routines and our individual characteristics when creating the expectation. After that, it’s very important to set realistic expectations and not cut the diet with an “all or nothing” mentality when there are no boundaries.
Discover how to enjoy life, not the food
Tuğçe Denizgil Evre said that when people face stress, the body begins to secrete stress hormones and reactions such as increased blood pressure also arise. Denizgil Evre said that when the problem in one’s life is resolved, the symptoms of stress go away on their own, and when stress cannot be dealt with, body adaptation becomes difficult and chronic stress symptoms appear.
Saying that apart from palpitations, headaches and exhaustion, some of the major stress symptoms are gastrointestinal disturbances and digestive problems, which we call gastrointestinal. Psychologist Denizgil Evre said that emotional symptoms are unhappiness, restlessness and anxiety. Denizgil Evre, who said that with the decrease in social life and the person spending longer at home, he tends to eat, stated that this situation causes weight gain. Tuğçe Denizgil Evre said: “The decrease in social life can lead to an increase in time spent at home and the tendency of the person to eat together with spending time at home. This behavior is mainly aimed at relieving tension. After a while, when the weight starts to increase, food this time becomes a source of stress and the situation becomes inextricable. Knowing how to enjoy our life instead of dealing with stress and enjoying food is one of the important factors in overcoming weight problems.
Tests are applied by psychologists to people who cannot follow a diet.
Denizgil Evre said that people who have difficulty adjusting to their diet are referred by a dietitian to a psychologist and that psychological tests (personality traits and eating behavior scales) are first applied to the patient by the psychologist and they work on the negative self-perception of the person in coping with stress. Denizgil Evre states that a psychotherapy plan has been drawn up as a result of these tests and states that people who have difficulty following a diet can achieve the ideal result with the cooperation of an internist, dietician and possibly a psychiatrist.