Is Perfectionism Making You Fat?

Thoughtful woman with problemAn alternative title could be: Is Perfectionism Keeping You Fat?

I’ve written a lot about stress and my unsuccessful attempts at losing weight* . If you life is so stressful that you can barely cope, you probably won’t be very successful in your attempts to stick to a healthier lifestyle.

There are many practical and concrete things to decrease your daily stress, but I’m not really interested in them here.

I’m interested in the ways you create your own stress, and I’m especially interested in how perfectionist thinking causes stress. [Read more…]