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Ten Reasons Why Stress Can Make You Fat

Stress is one of the many factors that are negatively affecting our health and lifestyle. More than just disturbing our health and lifestyle, stress, if not handled well, may even cause us to gain more weight. Nutritionist Charlotte Watts and Chris Kresser enumerates the reasons why.

Here are 10 reasons why stress makes us fat and may cause diabetes:

10. It makes you crave for sugary food.


When we are stressed, our body is inclined to have more bursts of energy than when we are in a relaxed state. To stay in the excitatory mode, our brain signals us to crave for sugary food as glucose (or simple sugar) is the brain’s fuel.

Photo Credit: Bitter Sweet Notes
Photo Credit: Bitter Sweet Notes

Written by G.A. Viray

G.A. had a lot of professional working experiences in different fields and industries before finally deciding to write articles in 2014. She is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian who also has a passion for teaching, training and facilitating. More than all her skills and passions, she is very much grateful that she is blessed with an adorable daughter and a loving husband.

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