Eat Slowly and Breathe – How Stress Affects Your Digestion and Weight

For those who are trying to lose weight, you may have what are called ‘toxic dietary beliefs’, which can cause stress and lead to weight gain. If you’re having thoughts such as ‘Food makes me fat’ or ‘Food is my enemy’, you will be causing a cascade of chemical events, resulting in the digestive system shutting down as part of the ‘fight or flight’ survival response. Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, day in & day out, affects your calorie burning capacity, so the body holds on to weight.… Read More