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How to break the cycle of stress

  • Make exercise a priority. It can reduce stress and regulate stress-related weight gain.
  • Eat healthier comfort foods, such as air-popped popcorn.
  • Practice mindful eating. Focus on what you're eating without distractions such as your phone or the TV.
  • Keep a food journal. Being more aware of what you eat could improve your eating habits.
  • Drink more water. We often confuse thirst for hunger. If you eliminated mild dehydration and you still feel hungry, then grab a healthy snack.
  • Incorporate stress-relief strategies such as reading a good book, taking a deep breath, listening to music, or going for a daily walk.

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