Coping mechanisms come in all forms - whether it looks like a bottle of red after a tough day, avoidance of social situations or munching on biscuits all day at work. We either need to find alternative coping mechanisms for the circumstances we can't change, or address the source of stress and anxiety in the first place.
Learn to treat yourself as you would a best friend, in a way that's encouraging, supportive and without blame. Remind yourself of the things that you have already achieved and remind yourself that one bad day doesn't mean that you've blown everything.
I want to make today, this moment, this food choice as healthy as possible and to learn from each day to make tomorrow better. That is my New Year's resolution, starting now... at the end of February.
3. Kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune systems and lowers cortisol levels. This is important
Sir Rannulph Fiennes, a man who knows a thing or two about coping with colder weather, once said that "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." I would like to change that slightly and say there is no such thing as a bad season, only inappropriate food choices.
Looking good naked isn't about staying imprisoned in a body which you're not happy with - it's about turning mantras like "Because you're worth it" into truly positive actions. And I believe you can only do that by developing a healthy relationship with food and calling a reluctant truce with exercise.