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How To Handle A Break-Up

The old saying goes “If you love something, let it go.  If it was meant to be, it will always find it’s way back.”  I’m not exactly sure how I feel about all that.  There are some things, while I love, if they are gone, I hope they never find their way back to me.  But when it comes to matters of the heart, I tend to treat those a little more gently.  One of the hardest things to do is break up with someone.  Actually, it’s harder if you are the person being dumped when you truly loved the person that is ending it.  We all handle these things differently.  Some look at it as being set free while others have no idea what just happened.  Then there are the ones that go into a breakup depression.  They shut themself off from the world and don’t want to do anything except live in a dark world.  They also tend to eat everything in sight and have no control over it.  But there is a light at the end of every tunnel and going through a breakup is just a little pot hole on the road of life.  If you are going thru a breakup and tend to find yourself eating anything you can get your hands on, take a look at these tips to not only help you suppress those urges to eat but also help you get through the breakup.

1. Host a dinner night for friends or family.
Just having people around you is one of the best ways to handle a breakup.  Especially when they are friends and family.  They are the ones that still love you and will be there to comfort you and reassure that everything is going to be alright.

2. Jam out to some music or watch Netflix while you cook.
Cooking is really therapeutic when it comes to dealing with a broken heart.  And what better way to do it than by rocking out to your favorite songs or catching up on a series you’ve been putting on hold because of your significant other.

3. If you can handle the challenge, go for it!
Just because you break up, doesn’t mean that you have to cook a ridiculous 5 course meal.  Depending on how you are feeling, you should have stuff that can be made in a matter of minutes to something that is really going to challenge you and force you to focus on it instead of the heart-breaker.

4. Make plenty.
Leftovers are a great way to save yourself from going out and overeating during the week.  And it goes hand-in-hand with the next tip…

5. Brown bag it for the week.
Since you have leftovers, go ahead and plan on taking them in for lunch.  And if you decide not to take the leftovers, allow yourself at least an hour or two to prepare all your lunches for the week.  This is best done on Sunday.

6. Be smart when it comes to takeout.
If you don’t feel like cooking at all for the week or planning out meals, at least be cautious when you are thinking about where to go for lunch or dinner.  There is no need to eat Chinese or pizza every meal when there are healthy options out there for you.

7. Don’t be couped up inside all day.  One of the best things to do besides cooking after a breakup is to just get out and enjoy life.  If you are someone that loves nature, go for a hike.  Or hit the gym for a group class or a hard workout to take your mind off of things.

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