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 all the 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. exp. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre says, “People leave the diet with the stress of expecting a certain weight and the frustration 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. After that, it is very important to set realistic expectations and not to cut the diet with an "all or nothing" mindset when there are no limits.
Discover how to enjoy living, not eating
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.
Stating that apart from palpitations, headaches and exhaustion, some of the most important stress symptoms are gastrointestinal disorders and digestive difficulties, which we call gastrointestinal. Psychologist Denizgil Evre said that emotional symptoms are unhappiness, restlessness and anxiety. Denizgil Evre said that with the decrease in social life and the person spends longer time at home, they tend to eat, and stated that this situation causes weight gain. exp. Psychologist Tuğçe Denizgil Evre continued as follows: “The decrease in social life may cause an increase in the time spent at home and a tendency to eat together with spending time at home. This behavior is particularly geared towards relieving tension. After a while, when the weight starts to increase, this time eating becomes a source of stress, and the situation becomes inextricable. Knowing how to enjoy our life instead of coping with stress and enjoying food is one of the important factors in overcoming weight problems.
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.