Does Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Can managing stress manage weight?

A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh confirms what many have suspected.  It seems that there is a such a thing as stress eating.


Anxiety is the cause of disengaging executive functions in the brain.  Executive functions can be your own way of hitting goals or your intentions. If you that becomes disrupted, a plan to go to the gym that evening may actually materialize as a night out in a bar which will do nothing for your waistline.

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Or, if you have ever found yourself in front of your boss and then ploughed your way through a Baby Ruth, you now know why.

Now you are armed with this knowledge, you can identify the periods of stress and anxiety and then proactively try to regulate the impulse to wander in to Tim Horton’s and save yourself from sabotaging your efforts in the gym.