Why Stress Makes You Gain Weight

stress makes you gain weight

Learn more about how stress makes you gain weight. More importantly, find out some tips on how to best tackle this issue before it impacts your health.

How Does That Work

When we’re stressed, there are so many terrible things going on in our body. We become sleep deprived, negative thoughts are going on, and even our skin suffers. It’s the sleep deprivation that plays a big part in this.

When our sleep cycle is disrupted, our blood sugar levels also go haywire. This can lead to us feeling hungrier. Combine that with the already less than an ideal frame of mind that stress puts you in; you’ll probably end up indulging in comfort eating.

In a nasty cycle, this then further disrupts your sleeping pattern which leads to further issues with your blood sugar levels. Before you know it, you could be diagnosed with diabetes.

Tips to Combat It

The fact that stress makes you gain weight could lead to some nasty health issues. You need to stop it before it gets that far.

Get yourself into an eating routine. This can help your body to understand that it only needs food at certain times of the day. You can take it a step further and meal-prep those meals, so that you are less likely to indulge your cravings.

Identify the foods that you reach for when stressed and try to remove them from your life. Keep a record of what you are eating too. This can help you to identify your ‘comfort foods’.

The most important thing though is to identify what is causing your stress. If you can identify that, you’re one step closer to eliminating it.

In Conclusion

Stress is, unfortunately, a fact a life, and by golly stress makes you gain weight. By exploring that stress though, you may be able to stop it from your destroying your waistline.

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