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Stress makes you overweight

When you are stressed, your body wants fast energy in the form of fat and sugar. That is the fault of the hormones.

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The papers pile up on your desk and at home you are attacked by hungry and dreary children.

You know that vegetables are better for you, but instead you pull a croquette out of the wall and eat a chocolate bar on your way home.

You're not the only one. There is a natural explanation for your need for unhealthy food when you are busy.

Hormones regulate your appetite

In a stressful situation the hormone CHR is released into your body, which suppresses the feeling of hunger.

Your body does not want to spend time looking for food and food, but focuses entirely on the alarming situation.

When the stress is over, the body tries to restore balance by producing glucocorticoids and ghrelin. These hormones induce a hunger feeling, which makes you want to eat.

If you have lost energy during a difficult situation, it must be supplemented.

But during a long period of stress, the glucocorticoid level is chronically increased and you constantly want to eat more.

Unhealthy food is attractive

Your body is mainly looking for food with a lot of fat and sugar, because that is easily digestible and activates the brain's reward system quickly.

This food therefore has a calming effect, which can temporarily reduce the feeling of stress.

Comforters must watch out

However, not everyone responds in the same way. Some, especially men, lose their appetite completely during stress and lose weight.

Others, especially women, tend to eat extra when they are stressed. It is mainly about 'comforters', ie people who regulate their feelings with food.

Video: Being Overweight Caused my Depression and Anxiety. STORYTIME (January 2020).

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