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Inner demons - diet depression

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Diet depression - if its not a recognised illness it should be.

I have some stress at the moment all work related nothing that i can not handle quite easily normally (usually by eating badly) but because of the dieting it has hit me a lot harder. The calories have crept up sowly this week the odd thing here and there nothing much at the time but they add up.

I am tired - very low in energy - short tempered - I am pleased that I can now recognise the symptoms I must not fall I will not fall.

The work issues are just work - my wife and kids and all the family are in great form.

By writting this I know it has helped me time to stop whinging and get to it.
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    I was running out of energy, frustrated with the world.
    now I do some qigong exercises (youtube) in the mornings, and I'm coming back to life. works wonders, try it.
    1770 days ago
    Excellent observation! Check your nutrition stats and make sure you have a balance. emoticon
    1779 days ago
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    1779 days ago
    First of all, I'm sorry you have been a Grumpy Gus. My first suspicion was maybe you haven't been getting enough fat/protein or some other nutrient also. Joy asked some great questions.
    I couldn't find where you had shared your nutrition tracker to be able to offer any advice.
    Also be sure that you have adjusted your fitness minutes on SP to what you normally burn so that SP can keep your calorie range out of starvation mode. It makes a HUGE difference, in both your results and how you feel.
    You'll have this figured out soon. Keep searching for the formula that makes you feel awesome while still getting slow/steady results. If you haven't already, maybe try SparkCoach to be able to email the coaches and ask them to look over your trackers to give you some advice?
    1781 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2013 7:46:15 PM
    We've all been here. I've been super tired lately too. Keep sticking with the small lifestyle changes they really add up.You can do it.
    1781 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I second JOYINKY's great advice. That is my biggest secret, I did not achieve my success by dieting instead I decided to live a healthier life. The change should not be made in one large swoop rather make small changes, make them a habit, and then move on to the next change. I am proof that it can be done!

    You got this!

    1781 days ago
    You're not asking; but I have to share. I have to wonder if you're getting all your nutrients. Are you really eating cereal for breakfast and lunch and just one regular meal? Are you getting enough protein? Are you getting at LEAST 5 fruits and vegetables a day? Are you eating in a way you can be happy with for the rest of your life? I don't need the answers; but you do. I love a quote I've just put on my page this week. Don't pick a diet with and expiration date . . . Choose a lifestyle you can live with the rest of your life . . . It took me almost a lifetime to learn this! You have to find a balance you can be happy with. If this is just a slump---triggered by work; exercise always helped me with that. For me it wasn't the hit the gym hard kind that left me exausted but the long walk, or swim that left me feeling relaxed. Hang in there; I know you're not giving up--you have too many reasons not to. Beware of
    H-A-L-T; Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired they will weaken your resolve. Be healthy, make healthy choices. emoticon
    1781 days ago
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