- Posted by cimadmin
- On October 29, 2016
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- appetite, challenge, comfort eating, extra kilos, metabolism, stress, Weight gain
The answer can be attributed to a couple of factors; stress and appetite.
People who successfully lose weight get really hungry – more than expected. The body prompts us to eat about 100 calories more than usual for every kilogram of weight lost.
Weight regain happens due to a surge in appetite, even more than the drop in metabolism after completing a weight loss program
If you’re having problems at work or at home. You’re stressed, and it’s beginning to show by a bulge around your mid-section that wasn’t there before. The questions and answers we’re constantly seeking are; “where are these extra kilograms coming from?”
Stress is one of the many evidence-based offenders that is documented to play a role in weight gain. While stress can reduce your appetite in the first instance, long-term “chronic” stress actually boosts your hunger.
Fight and Flight
The body’s natural course of stress evolution has maintained a fight-or-flight response once your body reaches a certain stress level
Most of us become overeaters when we’re feeling a lot of pressure. This happens thanks to your our perceived mindset that increased stresses our body looks to its store extra fuel, which normally means overeating, commonly referred to as “comfort eating”.
Why? Pamela Peeke, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland believes your body thinks you’ve used calories to deal with your stress, even though you haven’t. As a result, your body and mind trigger a need to replenish those calories, even though you don’t.
The challenge is to try and just let all go, even though in some circumstances it isn’t always easy to let go.
We put pressure on ourselves to;
- to meet the demands in our lives,
- to take care of others,
- to do well in our endeavours, and
- to make everyone around us happy
The issue becomes we tend to forget about ourselves and our stress levels actually increase with those extra kilos appearing possibly as an expanded waistline, or other symptoms begin to show that impede our health and other daily functioning.
When we live with continually elevated levels of stress, our body adjusts to the “crisis mode” and sometimes needs help learning how to live in a calmer state.
If you think your weight has gone up due to stress, tackle some good habits that can help you get back to your old self. Eat healthy, get active, and do things that make your relaxed and happy.