Stress and weight gain
Posted Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:03 AM
Posted Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:08 AM
Posted Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:15 AM
Posted Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:49 PM
STRESS is AWFUL - it can cause awful health issues.
I write from experience.
Can you make a Dr appointment - I know nothing of charges in different countries.
Am thinking IBS - Diabetes - Blood pressure low/high.
DO if you can - get a medical MOT - and please update on progress.
Posted Mon Sep 01, 2014 09:51 PM
Hypothyroid (under active) can cause a slow down in your metabolism and can cause weight gain.
Posted Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:06 PM
Get a heavy bag, some wraps and bag gloves, and punch the living shit out of it
get a big handgun (at least 45 caliber) and fire off 50+ rounds at the range
Go hike up a mountain
Posted Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:23 PM
Yoga might help with alot of those issues. IT would work some muscles that maybe arent quite getting the workout from running that they need. Perhaps jogging to a park and even just trying some stretching and breathing exercises away from everything for a bit.
I also like spud's ideas. Ive got a heavy bag myself and am a big fan o mountains.
Splitting firewood is also immensly satisfying when it comes to dealing with stress in my opinion and again a good workout
Posted Sat Oct 18, 2014 02:47 PM
I was diagnosed with possible IBS and peppermint oil capsules were really the only thing that did any good.
I also think that sometimes one you can be eating a lot more than you realise, especially if a snack or similar at the end of the day is like a treat after a stressful day. Watch the alcohol too (if you aren't already) - it can help you to get to sleep but it's also going to hinder weight loss.
For me the answer was a change of job; funnily enough I am now working longer but am now much less stressed, possibly because, like many others with stress, I now have much more control over my own workload. For me the stress was often that feeling of having no control over what was being sent my way.
A bit of a ramble but maybe that helps. You certainly have my sympathy - been there and done some of what you have and it's no fun at all.
This post has been edited by MrVisitor: Sat Oct 18, 2014 02:48 PM
Posted Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:06 AM