[2/4] Underlying “non-food” reasons for weight gain – Stress

Jun 15, 2022

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Stress is our body's way of reacting to feeling under pressure. We enter the fight or flight response where our bodies go into life-saving mode to make us stay and fight or run away to escape danger. Originally this would have been vital to help us survive being attacked, whereas these days, we’re in much less life-threatening situations! Unfortunately, our bodies can’t tell the difference between cheating death in the claws of a predator to dealing with a stressful email! If we’re not actually in physical danger, the processes going on inside our body to make us fight or flight can actually lead to weight gain and difficulties in losing weight.

Today is the second in a four-part series talking about what might be going on in your body to cause you to struggle to lose weight. In this episode, I explain how our stressful modern lifestyles are damaging our health, and I share my top 5 tips to help you lead a more stress-free life.


“So many health conditions can be traced back to stress.” 

- Lauren Gayfer


In This Episode:

  • Learn the impact stress has on the body.
  • Understand that the body cannot differentiate between different types of stress.
  • Discover what the stress hormone cortisol does to blood sugar levels and how this causes cravings.
  • Understand the importance of dealing with the underlying issue of stress.
  • Learn about my own struggle with stress and weight loss after having my first child.
  • Find out my top 5 tips for reducing cortisol and managing stress better.


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