Every woman deals with breakups differently. A (maybe) lucky few simply lose their appetites entirely, but for most of us, there are a few extra glasses of red wine and some pints of ice cream in our future. After all, there's nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with some snacks and watching "The Mindy Project" to distract yourself.
Unfortunately, sometimes you wake up a few weeks later and realize that you've put on a few inches – and that might not be what the doctor ordered to get you back in the game (or the bedroom). If you're looking for some tips and tricks from fellow breakup survivors, here are some of our favorites:
- Get by with a little help from your friends. One of the best ways to stay on track with your diet and working out, not to mention your emotional well-being, is to rely on your girlfriends. Grab a pal and go for a jog, or head to that new salad joint for lunch. One recent study, the Daily Mail reports, showed that not only can friends be your inspiration to work out, but their presence alone can make you work out harder!
- Indulge in delicious – but healthy – foods. It's no use trying to totally rein in your cravings during a breakup, but you can certainly minimize the impact of sweet snacks by incorporating some superfoods as well. The Express Tribune recommended fish, eggs and dairy, dates (no, the fruit) and whole-grain carbs in a recent article. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a sushi night!
- There's an app for that. The blog Déjà Vow, written by a woman working her way through a divorce, recently discussed the app LoseIt, which enables you to track your calorie intake, and which the author says "gave [her] something to do other than wallowing in [her] sadness." If distraction or a new toy is what you need after a breakup, a new challenging app may be the way to go!
And once you're ready, get back on the dating scene with your new fabulous, single self! If you're getting back in the bedroom with a new partner (or just to tide you over until you are), consider jumping for a new natural lubricant or arousal gel, which can make time alone – or together – that much better.
For more tips on relationships and whole body wellness, stay tuned to the Blossom Organics blog!