Is it true that stress can cause weight gain?

Yes. stress hormone excess and stress eating associated with stress can cause wt gain.
Stress and weight . Streas can contribute to weight gain. First of all people may eat more when stressed and be less motivated to exercise. Because cortisol levels rise in stress this can impair the way your body handles calories causing more conversion to fat. If you are taking an anti-depressant many of these drugs are associated with weight gain. Talk to yor doctor. .

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How does stress cause weight gain?

It is possible for. Stress to be related to weight gain because some people eat more under stress. They may also grab quick comfort foods which are often high in carbs and sugars. If you want to crunch, try celery over chips. Peace and good health. Read more...
Stress ; weight. I agree with dr. Seif about stress-related eating, which can contribute to weight gain. I would add that long-term stress can also lead to elevations of cortisol with Insulin resistance -- which can certainly lead to weight gain, especially in the abdomen. This type of fat also is very active metabolically, leading to derangements in the way your body regulates appetite. Diabetes can result too. Read more...

Can stress cause weight gain. In the last year I have put on weight but haven't eaten more or exercised less? Why?

Yes. Many issues occur with weight gain. Stress, medication, portion control, amount of calories burned in exercise can all contribute to weight gain. See your doctor for more guidance regarding this topic and see if you need to be screened for thyroid problems or any other issues such as diabetes. Read more...

I have had a stressful year and put on weight without increase in food. Can stress cause weight gain and how can I lose it?

Exercise? Did you happen to notice any decrease in physical activity or exercise? For many, the more stress there is, the less time/energy there is to focus on physical activity, and then weight gain occurs. Read more...

Daughter 51 eats & excercises ex. Gained 35 lbs 4 no reason. Blood work shows high cortisol level. Lots stress @ work. Can cortisol cause weight gain?

Yes, but need to. find out why is cortisol high? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, You also need to be evaluated for glucose intolerance and diabetes. It is imperative to lose weight, not easy, but essential. Read more...