Stress can be tolling both mentally AND physically. While most associate weight gain with overeating, stress is also a culprit when it comes to packing on extra pounds. Multiple studies have proven the relationship between stress and weight gain. When you’re experiencing high levels of stress, your body produces more cortisol, a hormone linked to increased appetite, “junk food” cravings, and accumulation of belly fat.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce stress related weight gain.
From meditating to adjusting your meal proportions or just taking a post meal walk, small changes can offset the effects of stress related weight gain. Read more ways to beat stress-induced weight gain HERE.