Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Beat stress-related weigt gain!"

Yes, stress could cause weight gain, When your body experiences stress, our neuro-endocrine system, the network of glands that produce and secrete hormones into our bloodstream, releases the hormone cortisol that increases our appetite and energy level. "Your appetite u increases, ultimately driving you to eat more. Our response to stress today is to sit and stew in our frustration and anger, without expending any of the calories or food stores that we would if we were physically fighting our way out of stress or danger, so more stress leads to more food intake, and without burning off the added calories, it eventually leads to weight gain. To beat weight gain due to stress, we need to find activities that relax and calm us as well as eat healthy meals and snacks every three to four hours....

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