Could the stress in your life actually impact your waistline? Yes!
We all have a built-in stress response that ultimately keeps us alive during a dangerous situation.
When you experience an acute stressor, the adrenal glands release cortisol into the bloodstream. Cortisol initiates several lifesaving metabolic changes in your body – one of which is an increase in blood sugar.
The association between cortisol and sugar is the underlying mechanism for stress-induced weight gain.
We’ll explore this connection between stress and body fat and give you some tips to avoid certain stressors in your life.