This is definitely true to my life. I put on so much weight during nursing school it wasn't even funny! On bad days at work we often find ourselves buying bags of mini candy bars for the break room for "stress relief". That doesn't even play into the difficulty losing weight while stressed, just the ease of gaining!
Stress seems to hold a band over the weight and not only keep it from leaving, but also seems to attract any passing fat and hold onto it tightly. I really don't have any free time to sit back and relax. I try to 'make' the time, but it's just not there. I'm just stretched too thin. Any suggestions are always appreciated.
I've always known that stress is a bad thing for weight gain (and well, our health in general). When I started my current job, the added hours and additional stress of the new job caused me to balloon 15 lbs in just 3 months. That had never happened to me before. Because my job is so stressful (it doesn't have to be; it's not like I'm an air traffic controller, and yes, I'm looking for a new one), I know how easy it is for me to gain weight at the drop of a hat. When I had that fast weight gain, I hadn't made any other lifestyle changes. I wasn't eating more to "cope" or eating differently. It was just the d*mn stress.
That is interesting but not surprising that overweight people tend to be more susceptible to weight gain when under stress than normal weight people. Another reason to get to a healthy weight. And the article is right on about stress being quite prevalent now. It isn't stressing over which cruise line to pick for a vacation, it is whether to get food or turn on the heat because we can't get both. I think this scene is being repeated all over so helpful ways to deal with stress comes in handy!
There is no doubt that stress leads to over eating, because it gets me every time. Not that I go crazy, but I eat stuff I normaly would not. My weekness is pizza,wings and Ribs. Those three should be arrested for assult on my Body. Also living in Cleveland Ohio will make anyone over eat. Being a Browns Fan is enough to make you stuff yourself with Bratwurst to you explode.
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