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How Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

How Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

Are you frequently stressed out or anxious?
Do you find it hard to lose weight?

You may be predisposed to gain weight due to stress.

Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by your adrenal glands which serves as a chemical messenger that keeps your body on high alert. Chronic stress can elevate cortisol levels above what is needed by the body to function.

High cortisol levels can wreak havoc on your body and cause high blood sugar levels, an increased appetite and increased fat storage especially on your stomach area due to the high number of cortisol receptors on abdominal fat cells.1 All of which can increase weight gain and make it harder to lose weight.

Stress and anxiety can also be hard to cope with and make you susceptible to emotional eating as a way to feel better. Although it might feel good at the time, long term this won’t make you feel any better and instead can wreak havoc on your body by causing you to gain weight. Excess weight can in turn increase your stress and anxiety by making you more self conscious of your body which may then make you want to eat even more in a dangerous cycle.

How can you reduce your stress response?

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