When you meet with a family law attorney, they usually talk about what to expect when getting a divorce in Portland OR, but they don’t always mention the phenomenon known as the “divorce diet.”
“The divorce happened and I just stopped eating. I didn’t really think about it,” said country music superstar Blake Shelton about his split with Miranda Lambert.
Going through a divorce can be very stressful and scary. It can also produce a lot of anxiety. Those three things are well-known appetite suppressants.
Divorce is the second most stressful event one can experience according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. The most stressful experience is the death of a spouse.
Also, going through a divorce takes lots of energy especially if you have children.
Many divorces involve moving to a new home. As we all know, that consumes a lot of energy too.
There are a few other factors that contribute to the “divorce diet.”
Perhaps you had neglected your fitness during your marriage. Your divorce is a new start and a chance to take better care of yourself.
Finally, going through a divorce means you’re returning to the dating scene. When you’re single you tend to take better care of yourself so you can attract a mate.
Of course, when family law attorneys mention the “divorce diet” they’re not referring to cleaning up your diet and hitting some gym in Portland OR. They’re talking about how the stress and anxiety of ending a marriage can cause you to lose your appetite.
In part two of this series we’ll give you some “divorce diet” reminders. You can read that here.
If you need a compassionate family law attorney, contact Ronald Johnston.