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Ever wondered if stress is making you fat? Then start a fabulous diet and exercise regime. Only to look at your butt, thighs, hips, & belly weeks later — then stress out cause they are getting enormous?

Wild, huh? I understand (*wink).

What can you do?

In this post, discover how stress is making you fat and ways to fix it. Because every girl should manage stress for weight-loss.

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TL: DR A quick post glance:

  1. Stress is… ?
  2. Sleep well to reduce stress related weight gain
  3. Exercise for your body type

Sound juicy? Okay, Ladies. Let’s start

1. Stress is… ?

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According to researchers from the Cleveland Clinic, stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur, resulting in physical, emotional and intellectual responses (Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Management & Prevention, 2021).

That said, stress triggers the adrenal hormone Cortisol. Cortisol is a significant adrenal hormone that helps in controlling your blood sugar, reducing inflammation, and regulating your metabolism (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

Slight elevations in Cortisol in response to stress are normal, though when levels stay elevated, side effects may occur — one being weight gain. In Laymen’s terms, if problems constantly stress you out, you will become as big as a whale.

At that, researchers say you can use several effective methods for preventing or combating weight gain. Such methods include exercising, meditating, or seeking guidance from a dietitian (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

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2. Sleep well to reduce stress related weight gain

Your beauty sleep has a big effect on cortisol levels and potential weight gain.

Stress induced interruptions to your beauty sleep — whether habitual or acute — could stimulate an unhealthy increase in your Cortisol levels.

Over time, this can have a negative effect on your metabolism and cause an increase in specific hormones related to hunger and appetite, potentially leading to weight gain (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

At that, getting restorative beauty sleep each night can help you keep healthy Cortisol levels — and weight loss. 

So how do you sleep to reduce stress?

Researchers recommend sleeping 7–9 hours per night, though this varies by age and other factors (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

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3. Exercise for your body type

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One of the fundamental ways to combat stress induced weight gain is to workout (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

Exercise regimes such as HITT can place stress on the body for weight loss. This is great for advanced athletes and exercise vets. But if you’re a novice — you must not workout excessively with HITT because that will skyrocket your stress levels. And make you as big as a whale.

Researchers have associated regular exercise with a reduction in stress levels and allows you to be strong when stressors present themselves (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

Doctors say exercising stimulates the release of endorphins — that help manage stress.

Wellness researchers say regular exercise can promote weight loss or weight management because of the calories burned while exercising (Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?, 2021).

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Major Takeaways

You now know how to manage stress to lose weight from your butt, thighs, hips, & belly.

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Cleveland Clinic. 2021. Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Management & Prevention. [online] Available at: <https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/11874-stress> [Accessed 12 May 2021].

Healthline. 2021. Cortisol and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cortisol-and-weight-gain#bottom-line> [Accessed 12 May 2021].

LIVESTRONG.COM. 2021. How to Create the Perfect Gym Routine for Losing Weight and Toning Up | Livestrong.com. [online] Available at: <https://www.livestrong.com/article/354679-gym-routine-for-toning-up-weight-loss/> [Accessed 12 May 2021].