When does a healthy approach to fitness become obsessive or problematic? When you find yourself doing any of these things:
● Skipping meals
● Making excuses for not eating
● Eating only a few certain “safe” foods
● Adopting rigid meal or eating rituals
● Cooking elaborate meals for others, but refusing to eat them yourself
● Collecting recipes
● Withdrawing from normal social activities
● Persistent worry about being fat or gaining weight
● A distorted body image, such as feeling fat despite being normal- or underweight
● Not wanting to eat in public
● Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws
● Repeatedly eating large amounts of sweet or high fat foods
● Use of syrup of ipecac, laxatives, the over the counter weightloss drug orlistat (Alli).
● Use of dietary supplements or herbal products for weight loss
● Food hoarding
● Eating in secret
--from Mayo Clinic, Signs of Disordered Eating
Men conquer and women connect.
Neuroscience seems to have proven that women's brains are wired a little differently than men. If you have been anywhere on the Corporate Ladder, you already know that.
Women also worry more. Females visit the doctor more frequently and are diagnosed with depression more often. Look at the women you know - aren't they harder on themselves than anyone else would be?
Women who strive for success have one thing in common: You want it all, you want it now, and you want it done perfectly. Your energy and attention are divided (not so equally) between work demands, family needs, and just general people pleasing.
Oftentimes, the solutions offered only compound the problem.
Not enough time? Go to a seminar on time management.
Not enough love? Go to the gym so you can be more attractive.
Not enough money? Consider a second job - one you can do from home.
Where does it get you? Overworked, under appreciated, and exhausted.
And the #1 thing that keeps you up at night is usually about lack of connection.
You just want everyone to be happy. And you think it's your job to make it happen. You can give so much away that you may lose sight of your own dreams, desires and visions.
What's keeping you up at night? Share here.
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