My Truths #11 (stress)

by Stephanie

Stress can cause weight gain or stall your weight loss efforts. The reason that stress is bad is because it causes you to produces the stress hormone cortisol which has an effect on your insulin sensitivity.  Insulin causes your body to store fat. Stress can also lead to poor food choices in people who are emotional eaters. Be aware of stress in your life and take measures to reduce it or cope better. Go for a walk, take a hot bath, get a massage, take in a yoga class, read a good book…