Add to the fact that research shows that people under the most work stress gain the most weight, and you've got yourself an obesity double-whammy. So the question is really, how we can take irrational, emotional, and addictive actions and turn them into smart, rational, good decisions?
For one, it comes with developing a list of healthful contingency foods and clearing your fridge and pantry of waist-killing foods. But it also comes from our ability to look for other things to fill the needs that food is currently filling. Traditionally, so much of our self-satisfaction comes from how we see ourselves externally. But that satisfaction is fleeting, and we need to find and focus on the things in life we're truly grateful for—be it our families, careers, or a hobby that we're passionate about. These are the things that give us what I call soul-level satisfaction.
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