Some believe that consuming too much food is the only reason why people become overweight or obese. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are several factors that can contribute to weight gain or difficulties losing weight. One of these factors includes stress, and for some, this is in the form of a bad relationship or marital problems.
The reality is, the body is very easily affected by the mind. When we experience a stressful situation, it is mostly felt within the mind, but can still affect the condition of the body. When it comes to stress, the body will respond accordingly by producing a hormone called cortisol. This hormone will not only make the body accumulate fat, but will also cause hunger (especially for refined carbohydrates, like bread, candy, cookies, etc). Typically, the fat produced by stress is accumulated in the abdomen and hips.