Depression and Anxiety: Their Predictive Function for Weight Loss in Obese Individuals

Overweight participants that endorsed depression and/or anxiety were found to gain weight. Overweight participants without mental health endorsement for depression and/or anxiety were found to lose some weight.

5 Tips:

  1. Try to find ways to move either around your house or outside.
  2. Workouts do not have to involve going to a gym.
  3. If you find that you eat when stressed, look for healthier foods to snack on.
  4. Find people that encourage your weight loss journey.
  5. Keep a journal to track how your mental health impacts your weight loss.

Depression and anxiety both can have a negative impact on a person’s health by eating more, being less social, and less active.

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