by Dr. Pankaj Kaul Nov 09, 2019.
Do you know why it’s getting harder and harder for you to lose weight inspite of doing heavy physical workouts and strictly controlled diet; which is leading you to humiliation, isolation, lack of attention from the people around you, lack of confidence, losing opportunities such as job, marriage, fashion, traveling and many more?
The answer is “Mental Stress”
Adrenaline & Norepinephrine are the two hormones released by adrenal glands during acute stress, and when the stress becomes chronic then a hormone named cortisol is released which has the following effect on our body
Increased levels of cortisol increases the craving or urge to eat fatty, sugary and rich food or drinks leading to weight gain or obesity.
Increased levels of cortisol causes insulin resistance, weaken your digestive system and causes fat accumulation especially around the abdomen.
Chronic stress causes endocrine disorders like P C O D or hypothyroidism etc., which can slow down your metabolism and you gain weight.
Chronic stress leads us to isolation, loneliness and withdrawal from the society which makes you lethargic resulting in lack of physical activity or exercise, causing obesity.
Negative methods to deal with chronic stress like alcoholism, drug addiction, smoking or unhealthy eating habits may lead to obesity.
Stress causes sleeping disorder, lack of proper sleep leads to slow metabolism and weight gain.
So the Mental Stress is a major cause of your weight problem which will never let your any step, to work against obesity or weight gain.
So next time before you join Gym or do heavy workouts or start diet or do any known procedure to get rid of that extra fat from your body, do get rid of your mental stress first which is the main cause of your Obesity.