Don’t let the stress of the virus drive you towards comfort eating

THE last 10 days have been unsettling, uncertain and worrying for most of us. COVID-19 is creating a unique situation and it is forcing so many people into new routines and different lifestyles. A lot of people are working from home. Most of us are living in a different way than usual.

We’re getting a lot of medical advice from top medics and scientists so I’ll leave that up to them.  But we all have a role to play right now and mine is to help my community to keep as calm as possible and in control of your eating.

I know there’s a LOT of people who will have emotional eating issues and the stress of this situation we find ourselves in won’t be helping.

In times of uncertainty the feeling of fear is a very real problem.  Stress hormones run rampant and hijack the brain, which means we can’t think rationally or clearly.  And uncertainty is one of the brain’s biggest enemies!

At Slimpod HQ we want to do everything we can to help you through this difficult time.  Each and every one of you is important to us.  I’ll be sending regular videos and help on how to deal with emotional eating and to help keep you positive!

However, If you are feeling anxious or fearful I would  strongly suggest you listen to the Chillpod that’s included in your programme, twice a day.

This is no ordinary relaxation download.  The Chillpod specifically helps with anxiety and fear and really calms things down meaning the stress hormones don’t run rampant and take over your brain and your life.

It will help you keep the faith and banish the fears.

Here’s some comments from people in Slimpod Club who rave about it:  

From Swazi:  I’ve been listening to this every day during the most stressful time of my life – it’s been invaluable.

From Lynn: I have spent most of my life being a worrier, often hiding it behind humour but it has always been there, lurking in the background. Chillpod has been life changing for me! I have listened to it after Slimpod since day 1 & can honestly say, even with bad news arriving on almost a daily basis I am still calm & rational & find myself saying “Never mind, it will pass” to almost everything! X

From Carol: My daughter has had the most awful stressful time over the last 3 months she says the Chillpod has been the one thing that has truly helped x

From Catherine: I listen to the Chillpod every night, it’s been a life saver!!

So please, use this great tool – I know it will help you!

One of the things I’m constantly grateful for is the wonderful people we attract on to our programme, and so many are in our Slimpod Community on Facebook.

This lovely community of over 4,000 people constantly amazes me with the support and kindness they show to other like-minded people in the group.  Now more than ever the community is pulling together to encourage, inspire and support each other to get through this uncertain time.

Last night many of those lovely people joined me as I hosted my regular weekly live chat which was packed full of strategies to help you be calmer and keep a positive mental attitude right now.

We’re also starting some challenges to help keep us focussed on our goals, because we will get through this!  So if you’re a member of the group but missed the ‘live’ – please search #Sandraislive6 and you’ll find it.

 If you’re not yet a member of Slimpod Club, there’s no better time to join. You can watch the video if you search for the hashtag above. 

The community, including Debbie and myself, is there to support and encourage each other and we’ll support you too.  If you’re not on Facebook, you can easily join simply to be part of this group.  If you’re not sure how to do this, simply email us and we’ll help.

Early next week I’ll be sending a video which will help you with emotional eating, maintaining a positive mental state and staying in control of food.  Look out for it – I know it will help!

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7 thoughts on “Don’t let the stress of the virus drive you towards comfort eating”

  1. I am very surprised that this situation with the covid 19 virus has actually really upset me very much. I am not afraid of catching it I am just upset that most of my activities are closed and the fact that it is going to be difficult to visit my daughter in Hong Kong. I should have been going for Easter. However I shall start listening to the chillpod and I am very grateful for your support with this. Thank you Sandra.

  2. Your positivity is both inspiring and infectious. I am amazed what Slim Pod has done for me. I started it a week before I was diagnosed with diabetes at beginning of December and now am 3 stones down with blood sugars much reduced and exercise much increased. The quality of my life has vastly improved – I listen to all pods at least nightly and top up with the chill pod during day as I can be a stress monkey – best money I ever spent. Thank you for sharing all you do.

  3. Hi Sandra, I am struggling atm with emotional eating, I’m off work as I am high risk , I want to go to the gym but will go for a walk instead. I’m still podding every day but I dont see a difference yet . Kind regards Nicola

  4. Beverley nuttall

    Sandra, thanks for that email, have been listen to chill pod, but will increase to 2/3 daily, as o am an emotional eater and stressed at the moment, as my normal routine has gone haywire

  5. Have’nt. at the moment started overeating but as I am in the over 70’s catagory and having to isolate it will be hard. But I am going to start getting
    my garden in order and that will take some time. I still walk my little dog but
    I can keep away from other people. Will continue listening to the Chillpod.
    I will really miss seeing my grandchildren who live 5 minutes away but we are going to FaceTime. My other grandchildren live in Leigh on Sea and my
    daughter and grandson live in Norfolk, so I don’t know when I will see them. But still, onward and upwards.

  6. Pamela hodgkin

    I listened to the free download at weekend it worked wonders but has disappeared from my phone can I have details please xxx

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