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If you are like most people, when stress and chaos ("a storm") increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke or drink alcohol or caffeine, or you overeat, etc). But the truth is, these strategies are not effective or healthy in the long term, nor are they in line with your weight loss goals. Therefore, you need to practice stress management techniques that support your new healthy lifestyle. So, the next time you are "in a storm", try these relaxation exercises instead of turning to your old unhealthy coping strategies. The 5-5-5-5-5 Exercise (Adapted from 50 more ways to soothe yourself without food, by Susan Albers, PsyD.) Grab a piece of paper and write down: 5 people: List 5 people you can call when you feel stressed, overwhelmed, upset, or need to vent. 5 ways you like to relax: List 5 ways you can de-stress (i.e., take a hot shower or bath, put your feet up, take a few deep breaths, etc.) 5 places you can go to calm down (i.e., your bedroom, a quiet space where you cannot be bothered, outdoors, etc). 5 things you can say to yourself (i.e., I can do this, this too shall pass, etc). 5 activities to distract yourself (i.e., start a puzzle, color, watch a movie, etc.) Hang this list in an easy to see location and look at it when you need to self-soothe or relax. Then, do the activity for at least 5 minutes. *Individual results may vary. Seek medical advice before starting any service including a weight loss program or med spa treatment. Contact us to make sure this is the right solution for you.
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Practice Healthy Stress Management

If you are like most people, when stress and chaos (“a storm”) increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke … Continue reading Practice Healthy Stress Management

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Dr Kim: Are You Stressed & Don’t Even know It?

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, RedMountain Weight Loss’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist “During a storm, why not empower yourself by controlling one of the most important areas of your life, which is your own personal health and nutrition.” -Dr. Suzanne Bentz D.O., Founder & Medical Director of RedMountain Weight Loss Does this familiar? … Continue reading Dr Kim: Are You Stressed & Don’t Even know It?


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BREAK THE CYCLE. How To End Emotional Eating!

  Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, RedMountain Weight Loss’ Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist Why it is so difficult to break the Emotional Eating Cycle!?   – You have been emotionally eating for a very long time, both consciously and unconsciously, therefore, It is a deeply ingrained habit – It can be frightening to consider … Continue reading BREAK THE CYCLE. How To End Emotional Eating!

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DR. KIM ANSWERS, “WHY DO I ALWAYS TURN TO FOOD?!”

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, RedMountain Weight Loss’ Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist 1. Stress Stress is the number one reason people give for why they engage in emotional eating. Stress causes people to want to eat for several reasons. One powerful reason is stress can bring on increased levels of cortisol. Cortisol has … Continue reading DR. KIM ANSWERS, “WHY DO I ALWAYS TURN TO FOOD?!”



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