There is a definite relationship between stress and weight loss in everyone’s life. The key is to understand how to manage this relationship.
Stress brought on by dieting is added to the personal and work life stresses that we face every day, often resulting in a “vicious cycle” of increased stress and an increased likelihood to engage in self-defeating and unhealthy behaviors such as binge eating and making poor food choices.
There is strong biologic evidence that stressed-out people may tend to put on the pounds faster. “I’m stressed, therefore I eat.” Many people complain that they overeat in response to workplace or personal stress. If this sounds like you, read the following tips for managing stress-related overeating to help you check this unhealthy habit.