Wednesday, January 28, 2009

5 Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

Found a great article on oprah.com... here is the LINK... for all of us who try to figure out why we gained when we know we did everything we could...

It includes some great advice, such as what is copied below.. check it out!

2. You May Be Gaining Weight Because of Stress

We live in a society that demands we do more, be more and achieve more. Stress moves us forward and helps cope with life's demands, but it also affects our mood and emotions.

"Stress response, whether it is 'fight-or-flight,' juggling too many responsibilities or coping with financial pressures, triggers a biochemical process where our bodies
go into survival mode," explains May. "Our bodies store fuel, slow down
metabolism and dump out chemicals [cortisol, leptin and other hormones] which
are more likely to cause … obesity in the abdominal region."

1 comment:

Scale Junkie said...

WOW! You know stress is a monster that I fight often. To hear it could be a contributing factor to this weight it all makes sense and even more reasons to learn to take time to be still and meditate.