5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Lose Weight Faster

“Sudden weight loss could have happened over a few weeks or months. I agree that stress is a major problem in today’s modern world, thanks to social media, long working hours, lack of physical activity, and other factors. And while stress can cause a variety of health conditions, one of the most prevalent that most people are unaware of is its impact on our hormone levels and ability to maintain a healthy weight.”

Until I started journaling my weight-loss experience, I didn’t realize I was stressed out. The day-to-day responsibilities of motherhood, puppy care, work deadlines, volunteering at school, and housework just seemed to be the way life is for everyone I know.

However all three of my experts agree that stress management can help with weight loss for several reasons: Less stress means we’re not craving blood sugar-spiking foods (like chocolate and donuts), caffeine, and alcohol, all of which can trigger weight gain.

Here’s how I’m making an effort to manage my stress to help the scale move down…

 

Read more: https://www.shape.com/blogs/weight-loss-diary/5-ways-reduce-stress-and-lose-weight-faster