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Stress and Weight

Stress and Weight

Weight is an issue for many people and far too often do people look for easy answers as to why people are putting on weight. The idea that people are just greedy or ill disciplined is just faulty. Yes, there are some people who put weight on for these reasons, but it is becoming more and more evident that stress has a major part to play in weight gain.

Stress effects sleep as well as blood sugar levels, and these factors lead to people being more hungry and of course this then leads to weight gain and often weight retention. A study at King’s College London has found that people with sleep deprivation consume an addition 385 kcal per day. Day after day this adds up to a considerable increase of calories not being burned off.

I have been saying for years that the notion of using hypnosis to tell people to stop eating so much or using things like the hypnotic gastric band in isolation will accomplish little or nothing when it comes to long term weight reduction and management. If it were that simple there would be no obesity, we must look at weight gain holistically and see that there are many contributing factors which have to be worked with.

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