Stress is a Heavy Topic: The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

stressUnderstanding the Causes of Stress and Our Reactions

Stress can contribute to aging, weight gain, illness and disease. In other words, stress makes us sick, fat, old and exhausted.

Have you noticed, for instance, a connection between feeling extra stressed and gaining a few pounds, especially around the midsection? That’s because there’s a link between stress and weight gain.

By understanding when you’re prone to stressing and what to do about it, you will not only feel healthier, but also a little lighter on your toes.

When you’re stressed, it’s unlikely that you want to devote any extra effort or energy to reading labels, pre-planning healthy meals or snacks, or making healthier food choices. When consumed with stress, you want relief and don’t want to think about the extra work involved in creating healthy habits. It seems too big a task and you don’t have the energy to take on anything additional because you already feel overextended and overwhelmed. Continue reading “Stress is a Heavy Topic: The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain”

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