How does stress affect your weight?

Are you eating healthy and exercising regularly, but still can't get rid of the belly fat?

Hormones may be to blame!  And a hormone we often ignore is cortisol, our "stress hormone".  Cortisol is made by the body in response to a perceived threat, but in today's society we have "perceived threats" daily: deadlines, traffic, constant stimulation via smart phones, TV and internet, the need to measure up against our peers, and even intense workouts on an already stressed body.

What results from all this daily stress?  Increased cortisol production, more insulin release, higher blood sugars, overeating (particularly of endorphin-releasing carbohydrates and processed foods), more depression/anxiety, and... increased belly fat.  So how can we manage this?  Click here to read more.