Have you ever wondered why stress causes you to eat more?
Stress can cause many unwanted things and we might not notice them all at first.
Stress and your emotional, mental and physical health
If you are feeling irritated, or overwhelmed, and have a headache, with a sore neck or tight muscles, your body could also be responding to stress by releasing Cortisol.
It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress.
Why do we seek out comfort food when too much cortisol is released?
Many people respond to stress by seeking out comfort food without actually noticing that they are doing so.
This is where the problem begins, and continues if not recognised.
With excess cortisol in our systems we then resort to getting comfort from wherever we can.
Often that craving for a plate of hot chips or salty nuts might just be a result of feeling stressed earlier on?
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With poorly managed stress, it could lead to elevated cortisol levels, which will in turn stimulate your appetite.
This causes weight gain and the unfortunate result is it is usually deposited around our middle regions.
There are many more risks associated with high levels of cortisol such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, mood swings, depression and more.
There are products that help people by not only manage stress levels, but to also lose weight.
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Stress and weight gain seem to go hand in hand, especially with Covid-19 and the emerging variants and rolling “Lock Downs” all over the world.
Since it is difficult to avoid all stress, one should always do adequate research before embarking on any course of treatment.
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When you know better you do better!
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