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Importance of Stress Management: How Stress Adds Fat

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Stick of butting heads with stress? Use these stress management tips!

Like we didn’t need more reasons not to be stressed, but stress can lead to extra fat.   Interested in stress management now?  I know I am.  How stress leads to fat and weight gain is simple; when stressed our bodies go through a number of hormonal changes that effect what we want to eat and how our stomachs digest the food we eat.    For example when stressed we reach for more sugary and fatty foods and our stomach does not do a good job of processing them into energy.   This results in the foods being stored as fat.    Managing stress can stop this!   You can manage stress by following these simple tips:

By Lisa Turner
From Huffington Post

Importance of Stress Management: How Stress Adds Fat

A number of studies have shown that stress leads to weight gain,[1] partly by increasing the body’s cravings for sugary carbs and fatty foods.[2] In one study, a group of college-age men and women were told that they would have to prepare a short speech that would be recorded and assessed for quality. All of the participants were so stressed by this news that their blood pressure went up and their mood declined. Then they were presented with a selection of food and told that they could eat as much as they wanted. All of the stressed-out group ate 88 percent more fatty, sugary foods than did their unstressed counterparts in a control group.[3]

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Stress management does not have to be difficult.   By eating right, getting adequate sleep and identifying our priorities we can combat stress and prevent un-needed weight gain.

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