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Old 11-01-2021, 06:47 PM   #1  
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Hi everyone hope you all are keeping well and finding ways and means to remind yourself on a daily basis that you are special, and deserve to be on top of your A-game. I am new to this space and with to assist others as well as learn from everyone in other ways in which I can better cope with issues that could arise.

I would just like to share a bit of information that I wrote down in order to remind myself of things I can do to get through various stages.
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How to Deal with Depression and Weight Issues Simultaneously

Depression and weight issues are two of the most common problems in the world. Depression is a mental illness that affects people’s moods and can lead to many other health problems such as anxiety, insomnia, and obesity. Obesity is a disease that increases the risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.

By combining mindfulness exercise with a healthy diet, people can take control of their lives and reduce their risks for these diseases. With mindfulness exercise, people learn how to pay attention to their present surroundings without judgment or criticism. Mindfulness also helps them deal with stress more efficiently which reduces the likelihood of depression developing. Weight loss starts from within by focusing on the body instead of food guilt or deprivation which leads to increased weight gain instead of weight loss.

What is Depression and Why it can be so Difficult to Handle?

Depression is a multifaceted disorder that can affect both mental and physical health as well as daily life.

Depression can be hard to cope with because it can cause thoughts of hopelessness, sadness, guilty thoughts, and low self-esteem. It often makes people feel worthless or guilty about things that they have done or not done. The person might also have a lot of anxiety and a lack of energy to do anything at all. They might lose interest in the things they used to enjoy before depression started happening. And these effects don't just come from nowhere – depression is typically caused by biochemical imbalances in the brain that lead to imbalances in fight-or-flight hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.

We should not underestimate the effect that depression has on our lives. In fact,

What is Dieting and Does Dieting Cause Weight Gain?

The weight-loss industry is worth $58 billion and an estimated 56% of Americans are trying to lose weight.

However, recent studies suggest that dieting and calorie restriction may actually cause weight gain and promote the development of eating disorders.

The psychological effects of dieting include anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive thoughts about food, guilt and shame. The physical effects of dieting include hormonal changes such as irregular menstrual cycles in women and decreased testosterone levels in men. The biochemical effects include increased hunger as a result of decreased energy intake; lowered metabolism; and increased cortisol.

The Link Between Depression and Weight Gain

Depression is a mental disorder that can lead to weight gain. There are many different types of depression, but this article will mainly focus on major depressive disorder or MDD.

Symptoms of MDD include feelings of sadness and emptiness, loss of interest in activities, feeling guilty, and hopelessness.

Weight gain is one symptom of MDD due to changes in appetite and metabolism caused by the condition.

3 Ways of Improving Your Mental Health Without Putting on the Pounds

The term “dieting” can be quite misleading, as it often implies that you must starve yourself to lose weight. This article will show you 3 ways to improve your mental health without putting on the pounds.

1) Stick to a diet that you enjoy

2) Try not to obsess over your calories

3) Drink plenty of water

I hope there is something in there for someone to remind themselves that you are special and no matter the circumstances, you are going to make a difference.
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Old 02-22-2022, 03:26 PM   #2  
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I don't have 24×7 depression. I have more like "depression episodes". So, I'll not be depressed for 2 weeks and bam, suddenly I get those episodes and I don't want to do anything. By anything I mean, nothing. No walks, no want to play with my kids, no cook, no watch what I'm eating and just keep stuffing my face with bad foods in hopes to "feel" something. I hate this. I'm a women and I lose my willpower when I'm pmsing, during my periods and now these depression episodes are making it even more difficult to get better. Thanks for reading. I hope getting our mental health in check was also as straight as Showbox jiofi.local.html tplinklogin getting physical health.

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Thanks for your tips
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Mine bipolar and I am down more than I am up. A good book that has helped me a lot is Body Keeps The Score, I also meditate a lot, but some days it's very hard and yes, I don't doubt that depression causes or can cause weight gain.
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