The Stress-Busting Guide

How to handle stress without sweets or greasy foods.
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Sure, your weight-loss plan has been successful for a few weeks. But then, a big deadline comes up at work. Your kids get sick. Your budget is tight. The time you used to have to shop for healthy food and prepare meals seems to have vanished into thin air. Don't reach for the nearest bag of chips — read our stress-less tips and techniques instead.

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Are you Stressed Out?
The American Medical Association attributes three-quarters of all doctor visits to stress-related illnesses such as fatigue, headaches and insomnia. Identify your personal stress limits and learn to keep calm with these eight suggestions.



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7 Ways to Stop Stress Now
Stress can lead to physical problems such as high blood pressure, and can accelerate some effects of aging, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And we all know that stress may contribute to emotional disturbance — irritability, anger and even depression. Here are seven easy strategies — one for each day of the week — to help you meet stress head-on and conquer it.

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Habit Guide: Managing Your Feelings
Identify how you can work through emotions like stress without overeating. Make yourself aware of the feelings that trigger comfort eating and understand that your intentions are usually positive when you eat for emotional reasons: you're just trying to feel better.

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Discover the Beauty of Breathing
Learning how to relax unlocks tight muscles and leaves you calm; breath control is the first step toward this blissful state. This six-part breathing routine can help you find peace and balance.




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Meditate for Stress Release
Meditation's countless benefits include reduced blood pressure, healthier arteries and an enhanced sense of well-being. That's why it's an ideal tool for relaxation and self-discovery on the way to your weight goal.

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Kiss Stress Good-Bye With Exercise
Exercise is a powerful tool for self-improvement. Its benefits range beyond physical benefits to mental ones, from increased self-confidence to stress reduction. Here are four stress-busting exercises that will benefit your body and mind.



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Find More Me Time Every Day
The minute you get up for a little "me" time - read a book, make a phone call - your family, your office, your parents are all at your heels like newborn pups. Here's how to teach the people in your life a new trick: how to let you be you for a bit.



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