Did You Know That Stress at Work Can Also Cause Weight Gain?

By First Posted: Feb 19, 2019 Tue 12:50 PM
Did You Know That Stress at Work Can Also Cause Weight Gain?
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Gaining weight is directly related to anxiety and stress. It is a known fact that you will gain more weight if you stress up and take anxiety at your work and daily routine. Stress could be one of the culprits for your weight gain. Stress can make you have less of an appetite at first, however, long-term "chronic" stress actually increases your hunger.

If you are strained because of constant and crazy demands at work, please know that our bodies respond to such actions in a drastic way. With stress, you will experience a burst of energy, shifts in metabolism and blood flow, and other changes. These changes can affect digestion, appetite, and ultimately, weight in many ways.

Chronic stress and cortisol can contribute to weight gain in the following ways:

>Metabolism: Do you feel like you're prone to putting on more weight when you're stressed? Well, too much cortisol can influence your metabolism, causing more weight gain than you would normally experience. This also makes dieting more difficult.

>Cravings: When you are stressed, you are likely to eat and crave for sugar and carbs. People undergoing chronic stress tend to crave more fatty, salty and sugary foods. This includes sweets, processed food and other things that aren’t as good for you.

>Fat Storage: Unwarranted stress even affects where we tend to store fat. Higher levels of stress are linked to greater levels of abdominal fat. This is particularly bad because, tactlessly, abdominal fat is not only aesthetically undesirable, it’s linked to greater health risks.

So, now you know why you should stress less at work or at home to avoid any weight gains.


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