Stress and anxiety are a common part of our daily lives.
Unfortunately, allowing stress to build up could hinder your quality of life and affect your weight loss goals. When you're experiencing a stressful event, your body will release cortisol, a hormone that helps regulate your response to stress. If cortisol levels are elevated for prolonged periods, it can lead to an increase in food consumption, fat storage, and weight gain.
But if you take the time to evaluate your stress, you can learn how to cope and recognize areas of focus to prevent stress from negatively affecting your healthy lifestyle.