Don’t let the stress of the virus drive you towards comfort eating
THE last 10 days have been unsettling, uncertain and worrying for most of us. COVID-19 is creating a unique situation and it is forcing so many people into new routines and different lifestyles. A lot of people are working from home. Most of us are living in a different way than usual.
We’re getting a lot of medical advice from top medics and scientists so I’ll leave that up to them. But we all have a role to play right now and mine is to help my community to keep as calm as possible and in control of your eating.
I know there’s a LOT of people who will have emotional eating issues and the stress of this situation we find ourselves in won’t be helping.
In times of uncertainty the feeling of fear is a very real problem. Stress hormones run rampant and hijack the brain, which means we can’t think rationally or clearly. And uncertainty is one of the brain’s biggest enemies!
At Slimpod HQ we want to do everything we can to help you through this difficult time. Each and every one of you is important to us. I’ll be sending regular videos and help on how to deal with emotional eating and to help keep you positive!
However, If you are feeling anxious or fearful I would strongly suggest you listen to the Chillpod that’s included in your programme, twice a day.
This is no ordinary relaxation download. The Chillpod specifically helps with anxiety and fear and really calms things down meaning the stress hormones don’t run rampant and take over your brain and your life.
It will help you keep the faith and banish the fears.
Here’s some comments from people in Slimpod Club who rave about it:
From Swazi: I’ve been listening to this every day during the most stressful time of my life – it’s been invaluable.
From Lynn: I have spent most of my life being a worrier, often hiding it behind humour but it has always been there, lurking in the background. Chillpod has been life changing for me! I have listened to it after Slimpod since day 1 & can honestly say, even with bad news arriving on almost a daily basis I am still calm & rational & find myself saying “Never mind, it will pass” to almost everything! X
From Carol: My daughter has had the most awful stressful time over the last 3 months she says the Chillpod has been the one thing that has truly helped x
From Catherine: I listen to the Chillpod every night, it’s been a life saver!!
So please, use this great tool – I know it will help you!
One of the things I’m constantly grateful for is the wonderful people we attract on to our programme, and so many are in our Slimpod Community on Facebook.
This lovely community of over 4,000 people constantly amazes me with the support and kindness they show to other like-minded people in the group. Now more than ever the community is pulling together to encourage, inspire and support each other to get through this uncertain time.
Last night many of those lovely people joined me as I hosted my regular weekly live chat which was packed full of strategies to help you be calmer and keep a positive mental attitude right now.
We’re also starting some challenges to help keep us focussed on our goals, because we will get through this! So if you’re a member of the group but missed the ‘live’ – please search #Sandraislive6 and you’ll find it.
If you’re not yet a member of Slimpod Club, there’s no better time to join. You can watch the video if you search for the hashtag above.
The community, including Debbie and myself, is there to support and encourage each other and we’ll support you too. If you’re not on Facebook, you can easily join simply to be part of this group. If you’re not sure how to do this, simply email us and we’ll help.
Early next week I’ll be sending a video which will help you with emotional eating, maintaining a positive mental state and staying in control of food. Look out for it – I know it will help!