We’re all familiar with it, whether it’s work, finances, family or something else, stress is an everyday factor in most Australians lives. According to the Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013, Australian’s are getting more stressed every year! And what’s worse is that if what causes you stress is a long term problem, it could definitely be affecting your weight!
How do stress and weight relate?
Experiencing stress on any scale triggers a response you would know as ‘the fight or flight response’. What you might not know about this is that the fight or flight response releases a hormone called Cortisol, which is mostly responsible for any weight gain or a halt in weight loss that you may experience during times of high stress. Cortisol acts on your fat deposits, and stores them around your abdomen; it also gives you a higher preference for addictive behaviours, or returning…
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