How Stress Affects Your Weight

3/4/2021
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Stress can contribute to weight gain. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition founder Ashley Lucas explains how controlling your stress can help you lose weight.

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You're watching Healthy Living,

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brought to you by PHD

Weight Loss and Nutrition.

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Just as your medical background

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can have a big impact on

your weight loss success,

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so will your stress levels.

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Whether the stress hormone cortisol,

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unhealthy stress-induced behaviors,

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or a combination of the two

contribute to weight gain,

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the research is clear.

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The link between stress

and weight gain is glaring

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and often out of your control,

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even if your diet remains consistent.

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Let's talk about some steps you can take

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to manage your stress.

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The first is to get out in nature.

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Research shows that being outside

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stimulates your body to release dopamine.

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That's that feel-good neurotransmitter.

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So get outside and soak up

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some of that bright winter sun or snow.

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Make sure to establish

a routine for yourself

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because your brain loves certainty.

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That means going to sleep and waking

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at the same time each day,

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following a schedule that

you create the night before.

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And if weight loss is your goal,

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have a clear, precise, and

easy-to-follow meal plan.

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Setting your intention for the day

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through journaling, meditation, or prayer

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also really helps your

body's hormones to balance.

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And lastly, your attitude.

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Mood and mindset affect

your overall wellbeing.

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So make a promise to yourself.

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Make it your responsibility.

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Keep your attitude in gratitude,

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your mood positive and optimistic,

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and your energy high.

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Healthy Living has been brought to you

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by PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition.

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