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    Stress And Weight Gain

    Stress And Weight Gain

    When you are stressed to the max you may find that you can’t lose a pound, or that you gaining weight rapidly. Here’s why stress and weight gain must be managed together.

    Increase In Cortisol

    Cortisol is the ‘fight or flight’ hormone, our natural response to stress. Our bodies are magnificent works of art and can easily handle occasional spikes in cortisol—but we are not designed for ongoing or daily spikes. Cortisol increases the production of insulin, which increases blood sugar—which can lead to rapid weight gain.

    Lack Of Sleep

    If stress has you up tossing and turning at night then your body is not getting enough sleep to power you through your day. This will prompt your body to release a hormone that increases your appetite. While you need the extra energy, the extra calories often lead to weight gain.

    Stress Eating

    Last but not least, with a spike in appetite-inducing hormones you are likely to turn to unhealthy foods—comfort foods higher in sugar and saturated fats. Or you are just more likely to stress eat to make yourself temporarily feel better.

    Even if you can’t immediately eliminate the stressor there is much you can do to minimize your response to stress.

  • What Is Time Blocking?
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    What Is Time Blocking?

    If you find yourself constantly behind schedule at home or work, it’s time to consider time blocking. Here’s how it works. More Than Just Scheduling Creating a schedule in which you…

  • Are You Digitally Distracted?
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    Are You Digitally Distracted?

    Have you recently noticed a decline in your level of productivity? Or are you someone who is easily distracted? While our electronics bring us the possibility of increased productivity they can…

  • Avoid Sunday Dread
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    How To Avoid Sunday Dread

    You are not alone if you wake up on Sunday morning dreading that you have to go back to work on Monday. The problem with this is that Sunday Dread may…

  • Open To Uncertainty
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    How To Be Open To Uncertainty

    Does a lack of what’s to come next make you anxious? While there is comfort in certainty, uncertainty is something we should embrace. Here’s how to be open to uncertainty instead…

  • Not Sure What To Do Next?
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    Not Sure Of What To Do Next?

    There are many times in life that we feel lost and not sure of what to do next. We lose our job, don’t get accepted to the university or master’s program…