Habit 2: You’re Always Stressed
Excessive stress can have a negative impact on your weight loss goals. Not only does it prevent you from maintaining a healthy weight but it also prevents you from shedding excess pounds.
This is because of your body’s natural response to stress. When you’re under constant tension, your body secretes cortisol as a way to increase your energy levels. This hormone, unfortunately, also increases your glucose production and slows down your metabolism.
This leads not only to increased fat storage but also to behaviors that lead to weight gain including emotional eating, craving unhealthy food, and sleeping less.
So if you want to lose weight, you need to manage stress better. You can try to avoid things and situations that stress you out. You can also pick up activities that help release pent-up frustration like working out or running.