Divorce Diet: Weight Loss Is Common During a Split – Part 2

August 18th, 2016

Our attorney has put together a list of “divorce diet” reminders for those of you in Portland Oregon that are going through a martial split.

Divorce DietThe phenomenon was defined in part one.  Now, in part two, we look at what might be going through your mind as you eye the scales during your divorce.

Unhealthy Weight Loss. The “divorce diet” is not a healthy way to lose weight. Not that you would, but don’t get a divorce just so you can drop ten pounds.

The reason why it’s not healthy is the stress and anxiety caused by your divorce suppresses your appetite. Not eating is a very unhealthy way to lose weight.

You’re Going to Gain It Back. The weight you lose during your divorce is very likely to come back, but who knows. Perhaps your divorce is the motivation you need to return to the gym and improve your diet.

Take Care of Yourself. Now that you know about the “divorce diet,” you can take care of yourself. If you’re going through a divorce, it’s highly recommended that you make it a priority to eat right, exercise frequently, and get plenty of sleep.

Experts suggest trying yoga or meditation. Also, if you’re having trouble sleeping, visit your doctor. They can help you get more shuteye.

Ask for Help. Don’t do this alone. If you need help, ask for it. Not only ask for help about your weight loss, but ask for help in general. You’re going through a divorce. It’s a big deal and a huge change. You shouldn’t do it alone.

A New Beginning. Use your divorce as an opportunity to start over. You might still be a parent, but you’re no longer part of a couple. Use the time you would have spent on your ex (or complaining about your ex) on yourself.  After all you went through with your divorce, and all the time you spent with your attorney, you deserve to make a fresh start for yourself.

To read part one of this series click here.

If you’re going through a divorce, or about to go through one, contact Portland Oregon Divorce Attorney Ronald Johnston here.

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