Just the word ‘stress’ alone can make you feel stressed out. If you’re trying to lose weight, stress is the last thing you need. Not only is it harder to stay away from sugary and fatty foods when you’re stressed, research actually shows that it is harder to lose weight when you’re stressed out. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness.
Symptoms and Causes of Stress and Fatigue
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We all are aware that stress can have a negative impact on our overall health and well-being, but a lesser known fact is that stress can also contribute to weight gain and difficulties in being able to lose excess weight. This makes it more important than ever for the health conscious person to be able to manage their stress effectively. So let’s take a look at how stress causes our bodies to gain weight.
Basically, when we are stressed, our body produces the stress hormone cortisol. Whilst we do need cortisol in small doses to be able to function appropriately in emergency situations, having cortisol consistently running through our bodies (as is often the case in our modern lives) can have some serious negative consequences.
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