Diet Is Not Enough to Lose Weight Manage Your Stress

diet is not enough to lose weight manage your stress
diet is not enough to lose weight manage your stress

Near East University Hospital Psychiatry Department Specialist Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre said that going on a diet alone is not enough to lose weight, and stressed that stress control is one of the sine qua non of losing weight.

For many people, losing weight is synonymous with starting a diet. However, most diet attempts are left unfinished before the goal is achieved. The most important reason for this is that the psychological aspects of the weight gain process are ignored and stress management is skipped. Near East University Hospital Psychiatry Department Specialist Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre states that going on a diet alone is not enough to lose weight, and says that one of the most important factors to stop weight gain is stress control.

Stress is one of the main causes of weight gain!

Stating that stress is the most important reason for weight gain in addition to irregular nutrition, Dr. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre states that stress, which is a part of people's lives, is a situation that is encountered at any time and emphasizes that it should be managed correctly for a healthy life. Denizgil Evre said that all the factors that create and develop stress are external factors such as separation, work intensity, and not being able to spare time for oneself, and that internal stress factors are the strict rules we set for ourselves, our perception of ourselves, and all or nothing. Specialist Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre, People, is to quit the diet with the stress of being in the expectation of a certain weight and the disappointment that occurs when this does not happen. It is very important and necessary to take into account the conditions, our daily life routines and our individual characteristics while creating the expectation. Then set realistic expectations and when there are no limits all or nothing It is very important not to cut the diet with the idea of ​​​​”.

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Saying that when people encounter stress, the body begins to secrete stress hormones, Dr. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre stated that reactions such as increased blood pressure also developed. Denizgil Evre said that when the problem in the person's life is solved, the symptoms of stress disappear on their own, and that when stress cannot be coped with, body adaptation becomes difficult and chronic stress symptoms appear.

Çarpıntı, baş ağrısı ve bitkinlik dışında en önemli stres belirtilerinden bazılarının da gastrointestinal dediğimiz mide bağırsak bozukluğu ve sindirim zorluğu olduğunu söyleyen Uzm. Psikolog Denizgil Evre, duygusal belirtilerin ise mutsuzluk, huzursuzluk ve kaygı olduğunu söyledi. Sosyal hayatın azalması ve kişinin evde daha uzun vakit geçirmesiyle birlikte yemek yemeye yöneldiğini söyleyen Denizgil Evre, bu durumun kilo almaya neden olduğunu ifade etti. Uzman Psikolog Tuğçe Denizgil Evre şöyle devam etti: Sosyal hayatın azalması ev içinde geçen zamanın artmasına ve kişinin evde vakit geçirmesiyle birlikte yemek yemeye yönelmesine neden olabiliyor. Bu davranış özellikle gerginliği azaltmaya yönelir. Bir süre sonra kilolar artmaya başlayınca bu sefer yemek bir stres kaynağı olur ki durum işin içinden çıkılmaz bir hal alır. Stresle baş etmek ve yemekten zevk almak yerine, yaşamımızdan zevk almayı bilmek, kilo problemlerinin aşılmasında önemli faktörlerdendir.

Tests are applied by psychologists to people who cannot follow a diet.

Stating that people who have difficulty in adapting to their diet are referred to a psychologist by a dietitian, and the psychologist firstly applies psychological tests (personality traits and eating behavior scales) to the patient, Uzm. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre stated that they are working on a person's negative self-perception about coping with stress. Stating that a psychotherapy plan was prepared as a result of these tests, Denizgil Evre stated that people who have difficulty in applying a diet can achieve the ideal result with the cooperation of an internist, dietitian and psychiatrist in case of necessity.

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