The Link Between Stress and Weight Gain, part 1: Cortisol, Hormone Dysfunction, Bad Habits

Stress can significantly impact your ability to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Whether it's the result of high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, unhealthy stress-induced behaviors, or a combination of the two, the link between stress and weight gain is critical to understand.

THIS IS A @ PART SERIES: PART 1 How Stress Interferes with our Hormones
In this episode, I discuss:
1. Causes weight gain: Inflammation (chronic stress), Thyroid, Hormone Conditions like PCOS.
2. Signs of stress-related weight gain: brain fog, afternoon fatigue, spotting before period, anxiety/depression.
3. How does stress cause weight gain?
4. Cortisol causes hormone dysfunction:
Blood sugar imbalance
Female Hormone Imbalance
Thyroid Function Imbalance.
5. It is not your fault if you can not lose weight: Stress causes hormone dysfunction and bad habit formation. 

Part 2, 4 step protocol for decreasing cortisol levels.

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