Am i causing myself too much stress? - Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

47,475 members8,595 posts

Am i causing myself too much stress?

healthiskey
healthiskey

For anyone who has followed my posts over the past while you would know i was suffering from poor health and still am but not as bad. I am pretty sure it has do to with my adrenals (stress tolerance). I notice i feel much better and look much better when i am exercising only around 20 minutes a day and eating an average diet of food i enjoy but not much junk food or anything like that. I also notice i seem to feel and look worse when i am exercising intensely most days and trying to eat really healthily. Why would this be the case? Do you think that trying too hard to be healthy is causing me more stress then just taking things easier and allowing myself to eat mostly what i want as long as it's not too bad?

11 Replies
oldestnewest

I think you've been trying too hard - not just to eat healthily but also to self diagnose medical conditions.

For many people, healthy eating is a means to an end rather than an end in itself, we eat healthy so we can better enjoy the other aspects of our lives.

If you are concerned about your health, go and see a doctor and get it sorted, stop searching the internet for things (in your posts you've mentioned adrenals, yeast, gluten, fibre, fruit, alcohol) that might be causing problems and let the professionals take care of it.

Otherwise I think you have a good plan, eat what you want as long as its not too bad and try and enjoy your life.

healthiskey
healthiskey in reply to benwl

I was at my best when i was just eating a regular diet and exercising a little bit everyday... also i wasn't drinking alcohol during that time too.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to healthiskey

That’s fantastic news, healthiskey! What type of exercises did you do each day?

Just done some typical at home moves like jumping jacks and butt kicks and knee raises.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to healthiskey

That’s great! Do you have a stationary bike, healthiskey?

benwl
benwl in reply to healthiskey

That sounds like a good regime to stick to :)

Alcohol is never healthy, and amongst other things is a depressant so minimizing or avoiding it is a good idea.

I think alcohol is the culprit in all this by far. I said i would cut it out before and i end up going back to it... starting to feel like an alcoholic even tho i don't drink that much but when i do drink it messes my health up.

benwl
benwl in reply to healthiskey

I found this bbc article interesting as I've been trying to decrease my alcohol consumption this year:

bbc.co.uk/news/health-41188917

healthiskey
healthiskey in reply to benwl

Thanks for the link, i'll give it a read. I really need to get professional help i've been stuck on a loop where i get better and then i get worse again for years and most of the time i'm at the worse part. im pretty sure most of my family thinks i'm just mentally ill because i recluse myself and don't socialize because i hate going out in public when my health is down which is most of the time. The reason why i hate going out is because it completely changes how i look. I start looking like an ex drug addict. I'm scared to go to the doctors incase they don't find anything. I know that sounds weird but i know i have something physically wrong with my health but im scared that it wont be found and i'll have to just force myself to live with this illness for the rest of my life and be miserable.

It sounds like moderation is key healthiskey.. You need to find balance and it seems too much exercise and too little fun isn't balanced! Go easy on your self. It sounds a little bit like you might have anxiety.. that can make us focus unduly on our health. I say see a doctor who you really trust for a good check up and take on a meditation or other calming activity and then try to choose lots of fresh good food and the odd little treat and a fair bit of exercise. It doesn't have to be super hard to be healthy:-) good luck!

Yeah... i'm unemployed too because of this... i can't function properly in the outside world even though i know i have something to offer. I need to get this sorted out for good.

You may also like...