Tuesday, March 10, 2009



Has Your Divorce Made You Fat?...

Divorce is one of the most painful life experiences you can encounter, so it is no wonder that people gain weight after a divorce. If you have used food for comfort in the past, you are at high risk for overeating during a divorce. Filling yourself up with the foods you love can temporarily relive the pain. That is until you step on the scale and beat yourself up for gaining weight.

Some people will go to the opposite extreme and actually lose weight during a divorce. They completely lose their appetites. Others will reach for alcohol, prescription drugs or worse to soothe the pain. No matter what you use, it is a temporary fix. The pain you feel will be there to greet you again after you have finished that bag of chips or drank that bottle of wine.

Unfortunately, there is no magic solution. There is nothing out there that can ease the intense pain and suffering you are going through right now. Only time and allowing yourself to experience the grief and sadness can make you feel better.Working through and releasing your emotions in a healthy way is the best medicine. So let it out by punching a pillow, writing a letter to your ex and burning it and allowing yourself to have a good cry. Try to look for other, healthier ways to release your emotions instead of using food to make yourself feel better.

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34 comments:

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Moving On After Divorce said...

Excellent blog. Thanks for the info.

Gibson/Simon said...

You have a very informative and well-formatted blog. Kudos!

It's interesting to read everything strictly from a woman's perspective.

We're men - the difference with us, however, is that we actually listen. It's actually our job.

Divorce Translation said...

Excellent advice. More and more evidence support that if you let your stress out in healthy ways (exercise) it can help with both your physical and mental well being. Take the opportunity to turn over a new page, get fit and fabulous.

Ares Vista said...

Physical fitness and mental fitness go hand in hand. It seems Americans don't understand the role that physical fitness plays in our lives. If you don't feel good, you won't feel good.

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Don't let your life run you. You should be healthy, happy, and comfortable with yourself. Focus on the things that really matter, and you will be fine.

jonathan said...

Don't fall too deep inside. meet people who love and care for you, spend time with other family or children, doing things you like. Hopefully that will heal soon.

trisha said...

Divorce is not easy but it is now an accepted phenomenon. I suggest that it is the level of acceptance that has increased the number of divorces and not a shift in a willingness to compromise. There have always been dreadfully unhappy marriages. The difference is that three generations ago, people remained trapped in them.

rayan said...

hi

It is true to accept bitter truth of divorce is not easy even though your divorce advice points also help those to come out from situation.

Thanks
Rayan

Elizabeth said...

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Dr. Robert G. Hetsler, Jr., CPA, CVA, CFF, FCPA said...

Interesting to know that. I practice as mediator and resolved many divorce cases quickly. Now I would see my clients in this prescriptive too. Should I be a good nutritionist too?

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True divorce isn't easy. Great post.

Henna said...

your blog is highlighting the divorce issue really nicely, divorce is never easy and no matter what you do, handling it or being able to live with it needs time and some help..

Henna @ AboutDivorce Blog said...

yes. divorce has the tendency to make you gain weight, the reason being you eat out and more to cheer yourself up, you eat more chocolates and sweets to remain sweet and sleep more to make the pain go away. hence the weight gain

Athrunxala said...

Thank you for sharing this information. I felt like I had already put on 10 pounds by the time I had gotten off the phone with my New Jersey divorce attorney. Reading this has made me feel like some of the weight has been lifted.

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Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor said...

Great post-- it's one I don't think about that often. Thanks!

Divorce advice said...

Nice blog...Very informative. Divorce is very emotional situation in our life

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Life takes a set back for most women after a divorce. It's a heart breaking situation and many women take time to find out a way out of this pain. But this did not stop my life after the incident. I carried on with daily things to keep myself busy, and thankfully didn't gain much weight.

JenCoxumer said...

It has take nearly 3.5 years for me to recover from the pain of my divorce, but I'm...let's just say better. I gained a lot of weight during my divorce, but I consider my divorce encompassing the year leading up to filing. I did; however, loose the weight. The way I did it is not for everyone, but it helped me and helped me to think me clearly...I WALKED...A LOT. Walking outside helped give me time to think not to mention it released endorphins. Even if I was in a bad mood, I would soon be smiling and taking deep breaths. The best thing I did for myself was walk! :)

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Hello, yeah kinda true a friend of mine doesn't look for her health after she got divorce with his husband, may be because dealing with children and divorce really stressed her a lot, shes happy now meeting with other people, also she put some extra time exercising in the gym.

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Family Law said...

Yes! Divorce triggers depression, and when I'm depressed I tend to engage in binge eating. It is really bad and very unhealthy.

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Helen said...

Divorce did just the opposite for me. I lost nearly 20lbs due mainly to stress! I just wish I could keep them off... Once settled, I find my appetite has returned :(

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Stressful situations can affect a person's weight. I won't be surprised to see people coming out of the divorce process experience weight gain or sudden weight loss.

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