Stress and anxiety generate a general malaise in the body that can become a great enemy when it comes to losing weight.
If you start a diet now I hope your goal is to reach September with a weight change, or December, but for the summer… impossible. At least do it in a healthy way. Of course, changes in habits are more than welcome.
If you notice that you’re more tense now at work, because of exams, at home… and that weight loss has stagnated, it’s also partly to blame for stress and anxiety. Spain is the European country with the most stress, even causing 30% of casualties at work, according to the INE (National Institute of Statistics).
Stress And Anxiety Prevent You From Losing Weight
Stress and anxiety generate a general malaise in the body that can become a great enemy when it comes to losing weight and keeping the microbiota healthy.
These processes that are triggered when you have anxiety and stress can lead to unwanted weight gain, as the brain releases cortisol and revolutionizes appetite-related hormones such as leptin.
Therefore, maintaining a balanced microbiota is crucial to keep some diseases away and to control weight. But what exactly is the microbiota?
“Microbiota is the collection of beneficial microorganisms, about 100 trillion, that the body naturally harbours. Each person has a different microbiota, the type of breastfeeding, the use of antibiotics in childhood or even geographical factors can affect it”.
Also, the microbiota evolves over time due to physiological factors, nutritional factors, iatrogenic factors and environmental factors. These beneficial bacteria participate in very important processes for health, such as nutrition, metabolism or the immune system, so having a healthy microbiota will contribute to being healthier.