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When stress peaks or becomes difficult to manage, more serious, long-term health-related consequences can occur. Depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, heart disease, anxiety, and obesity are. That’s because one of the functions of cortisol is to shuttle glucose out of storage so your brain and body can use it for the expected battle ahead. But under chronic stress, the body doesn’t need all that extra glucose, so it releases insulin to deal with it. More insulin can lead to weight gain, and it becomes an ongoing cycle, Kingsford says.
The Big Connection Between Stress and Weight Gain. 1. Apart from stress eating, what mechanisms in the body might come into play when it comes to stress? Stress triggers our brain to tell us to overeat, and not broccoli and carrots – junk food. Stress and Cortisol One of the hormones secreted during stress is called cortisol.
Cortisol has been linked to weight gain as it alerts your body to hold onto fat as well as slows down your metabolism, all because of this phenomenon of needing to fight or flee. Stress and Weight Gain Involve Cortisol Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released when your body is undergoing the fight-or-flight response. Cortisol causes you to crave less healthy food options such as sugary snacks and fat-filled meals, which will likely lead you to gain weight. Multiple studies have now associated chronic stress with weight gain and higher body mass index (BMI).2 And now you know why – it’s a result of persistently elevated levels of cortisol and insulin caused by chronic stress. In it, she makes the case that stress likely does play a central role in weight gain by affecting both appetite and the way the body stores fat and offers a fairly simple antidote to the problem.
Others know all too well the stress and weight gain connection due to the stress eating phenomenon. I’ll get into all of this shortly. Behind the wide range of both physical and mental reactions to stress are a number of hormones. These are in charge of the myriad of (generally bad) physical and emotional sensations. The Link Between Stress and Cortisol Researchers have long known that rises in the stress hormone cortisol can lead to weight gain.
Every time you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol, and as a result, glucose (your primary source of energy) is released into your bloodstream. How Stress Causes High Cortisol and Weight Gain There’s this idea that all weight gain must come from overeating or under exercising. While food is certainly an important part of the weight gain puzzle, it’s not front and center for most people.
List of related literature:
|from Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition|
|from Handbook of Obesity, Two-Volume Set|
|from The Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health|
|from Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics|
|from Coping With Trauma: Hope Through Understanding|
|from Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living|
|from Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity|
|from The Fat Studies Reader|
|from The Power of Your Metabolism|
|from Visualization for Weight Loss: The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body|