You hear the term “job stress” all the time, right? Researchers have begun to dive into the true meaning of that phrase and they discovered something interesting. People who said they had “high job stress” also hated their jobs. Other people who did the exact same job, at the same company, on the same shift, reported very little or no job stress if they liked their job.
So, is that it? You hate your job and suddenly it becomes stressful?
Regardless of the psychology behind it, what is fact is the more you hate your job, the more weight you retain and even if you are on a great diet and exercise program, you will either retain weight or stay at your current weight. And that can be frustrating.
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Our advice is while you are on the Medifast diet, look at your job, not just the stress involved but more so if you hate your job. If you do, look for ways to get a job you not necessarily love, but maybe hate less. The goal here is to reduce your stress to allow your body the ability to shed the stored fat. You see, when the body is in “crisis mode” it will hold onto fat in case it needs reserves in the future. You must reassure your body that all is okay so it can shed the reserves. The body is trained for survival. It doesn’t know you have a credit card and access to food whenever you need it. So if it feels threatened, it will protect itself. It is your focus to make yourself more relaxed, so your body knows everything is fine and there is no need to store extra fat reserves for the future.