Every day life can be very stressful. Stress can come from so many variables that it can be tough to handle it all. If stress is not handled properly, it can lead to weight gain, disease, depression, and all out emotional break downs. Unresolved stress can also be damaging because it has a building block effect. One or two problems can lay a foundation for other minor issues to build upon. The next thing you know, you have built an entire city of stress from just two bricks. I have found that the two most powerful and negative bricks that lay the groundwork for stress and weight gain is money and… ironically, excess body fat.
The Evil Combination Of “Less And More”
Food and money may seem like two separate entities in life, but you would be surprised how involved they really are. It is almost like a trap that you can’t seem to escape from. This trap comes in the form of a simple concept. It takes money to buy food! Wow, someone better call “Ripley’s.” Food is a necessity just like shelter, but the trap comes in the form of something a little different. We stress over not having enough money and complain about having too much body fat. Having less money with more fat….when is it going to end?
Poor But Obese
In America you are given options and tools to try and eat healthier, but health foods almost always cost more. People have no problem spending extra money on healthy items, but never consider eating less. We spend huge amounts of money in the fitness industries through weight loss programs, diet books, trainers, health clubs, with the intentions of losing fat. They have all adopted “healthy” eating plans that are either very detailed or extremely complex…but we still can’t seem to eat less. It’s a circular trap, and we wonder where all our money went! I hope you can see how the bricks are forming through the stress of money and fat.
We Hate Excess Fat But Are Paying Hefty Premiums To Keep It
Excess body fat is nothing more than a result of overconsumption and emotional eating. It doesn’t matter if it is all from “health” foods or not. Too much body fat is indicative of overspending and overeating on food. Remember, somebody is profiting from this vicious cycle. The food industry is a multibillion dollar industry, and they are profiting from your stressful eating habits. If you have too much fat, you are paying too much money…which causes more stress and weight gain.
What Would You Do With A Few Thousand Dollars
Let’s take a moment and evaluate an average Americans work week in regards to food. When lunch time rolls around, it is not uncommon for people to go out and spend 10-12 dollars for their meal. To take it a bit further, it is also not uncommon for people to do this every day for every lunch. If you take 10-12 dollars and multiply that by 5 days a week for a whole year….that is 2,600-3,120 dollars spent on just lunch. If you skipped lunch even once or twice a week, you would save quite a bit of money and even prevent more body fat. Saving thousands of dollars over the years that are not spent on something that will contribute to more and more fat can be a very liberating feeling.
Eliminate The Stress Of Money And Fat With A Two-Edged Sword
You would be amazed how quickly you can reverse the equation by taking the issues head on. Let’s first start by understanding the amazing financial advantage by learning how to eat less. If you are not spending your money on the very thing that is contributing to your weight gain, money increases. While more and more money is added to your pockets, losing weight comes along with it. Now the equation has flipped in your favor. Excess stress and weight gain is minimized so therefore the worries of money has been alleviated while your waistline is getting slimmer. This can cause more self confidence and motivation to stick with it and not look back. You no longer live to eat, but eat to live. Now you are in a much better position to address the minor stresses in your life since the “The Big 2” have been slain.