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How Stress Hormones Keep You From Weight Loss Goals

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How Stress Hormones Prevent you from your Weight Loss Goals

➢ SYMPTOMS OF STRESS
➢ STRESS RESPONSE – NERVES AND HORMONES
➢ STRESS HORMONES
➢ STRESS HORMONES AND WEIGHT
➢ STRESS-REDUCING TIPS

Hormones control everything in our lives, there are hormones responsible for happiness and others
for anxiety and stress and others, as stress hormones are vital hormones that help
your body deal with stressful situations and respond to them and when the levels of these
hormones in your body are high, it can negatively affect Your health. In this article, we will
learn about the stress and stress hormones, how they work, and their effect on body weight.

 

SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

Emotional Symptoms:
• Feeling angry and upset easily.
• Feeling mood quickly.
• Feeling of fatigue and loss of control.
• Difficulty relaxing and calming the mind.

• Feeling bad about oneself; for example, some people feel low self-esteem, loneliness, lack of
self- worth, depression, in addition to avoiding others.

Physical Symptoms:
• Power loss.
• Headache.
• Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.
• Muscle aches and pains.
• Change in appetite: either not eating, or eating too much.
• Insomnia.
• Chest pain and rapid heartbeat.
• Loss of sexual desire.
• Exposure to colds and infections frequently.
• Nervousness, body shaking, and ringing in the ear.
• Dryness and sweating of hands and feet.
• Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.

Cognitive Symptoms:
• Constant anxiety.
• Forgetfulness and chaos.
• Inability to concentrate.
• Pessimism and negative thinking.
• Hasty thoughts.

STRESS RESPONSE – NERVES AND HORMONES

The constant feeling of anxiety keeps the mind in a state of constant thinking and anxiety, and
therefore the feeling of persistent instability and fatigue persists and may reduce
sleep hours and insomnia.

Although cortisol is an important and useful part of the body’s
response to stress, it will also be important to activate the relaxation response of the body, so
that the body’s functions can return to normal after a stressful event.

Unfortunately, in everyone’s current high-pressure culture, the body’s response to stress
is greatly activated so that the body does not (permanently) have an opportunity to return to
normal, leading to chronic stress.

STRESS HORMONES
1- Adrenaline

If you face a situation that makes you feel stressed, your body releases the hormone adrenaline,
which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and raises your energy level.

The goal of this the surge in energy is to help you escape this anxious situation, and this means that adrenaline is
responsible for immediate reactions when we feel stressed.

This hormone is produced in the adrenal
glands after our brain sends a message that we face a stressful situation.

2- Cortisol hormone
The steroid hormone releases cortisol in order to allow the body to focus on the stressful
situation, by increasing sugar in the bloodstream and stopping unnecessary processes.

immediately, such as the digestive system, reproductive system, and growth, as it is produced in
the adrenal glands, but it takes longer than adrenaline in Secreted.

 

stress hormones

 

STRESS HORMONES AND WEIGHT

Cortisol stimulates the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates for fast energy. It also
stimulates insulin secretion and maintaining blood sugar levels.

The end result of these actions can be an increased appetite and can cause a strong desire to eat sweet foods rich in fat and salty foods, and with high Cortisol levels, the body also produces less testosterone, which
results in decreased muscle mass, and with the low testosterone is needed to build muscle
mass, the body begins to burn fewer calories.

This imbalance in secretion may not only lead to weight gain, but it may also affect where the
weight accumulates in the body. Tension and high cortisol tend to cause fat to be deposited in the
abdomen and not in the hips.

These fatty deposits are referred to as “toxic fats” where Abdominal fat deposition is strongly associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes.

STRESS-REDUCING TIPS

Tension is a natural and necessary reaction in order for a person to take an appropriate behavior
towards dangerous situations, such as facing this danger or moving away from it at once.

Whenever a person is exposed to situations that raise tension and anxiety, he becomes a constant
and permanent concern and this type of tension and anxiety are considered negative.

There are some tips and procedures that may help rid a person of anxiety and stress and these tips include:

1. Meditation:
Daily meditation helps relieve anxiety. It’s easy to sit with your feet on the floor. Close your
eyes. Focus your interest in reading – loudly or silently – any positive phrase like “I feel peace”
or “I love myself”. Put your hand on your stomach to synchronize the words with your breath. Do not
allow any thoughts to distract you.

2. Breath deeply:
Meditation sitting, closed eyes, with a hand on your stomach. Slowly breathe in the air from your
nose, trying to feel the breath starting from your stomach up to the top of your head. Exhale out
of your mouth.

3. The Social Network:
Your social network is one of the best tools you can use to deal with stress and stress, by talking
to others – and telling you what is bothering you. Share with them what happens to
get moral and psychological support and to reduce the weight of thoughts in your head.

4. Decompression:
Surround the neck and shoulders area with a scarf that warms these parts for 10 minutes, with eyes
closed and relaxed, then remove the scarf and use a tennis ball. Start by pressing it for 15
seconds, then transfer the ball to another spot.

5. Suitable Exercises:
All forms of exercise, including yoga and walking, can relieve depression and anxiety by giving
your body a chance to exercise in dealing with stress. You can walk quickly, go up and downstairs,
or even swim if available.

SUMMARY

Stress can have a noticeable effect on your body, and these include weight gain and a constant
feeling of hunger.

Tension with a slight loss of control, and the office here is the hormones epinephrine and the body
is in an intermediate stage that can turn into a stage of bad tension.

Bad stress, which is the long-term tension accompanied by surrender and a sense of powerlessness,
and the response here is the hormone cortisol, and here lies the danger.

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