Does it matter what came first, the anxiety and depression or the food issues?

You have a few pounds to lose before a wedding, your birthday, a pool party, whatever. Your intentions are pure, you want to be healthy. You do what you do best—plan for success. Naturally, you buy a Fitbit, athletic gear and running shoes. Then you register on Noom/Weight Watchers. You are ready to go.

Consider practising Transcendental Meditation (TM) as part of your weight loss strategy.

Click here for tips dealing with food addictions

You, like so many of us, turn to food to relieve stress or cope with a challenging situation like a breakup, a loss, or demanding work environment. The problem is that the original issues remain despite us feeling momentary pleasure from consuming a volume of food or a choice of food.

TM gives deep rest to the body, which allows you to reduce your stress levels. It’s easier to stick to a healthy diet if you can adjust the emotional anxiety that sabotages your best intentions. Click here for advice on how to control food addictions.