Stress and weight have a complex relationship, with stress often causing weight gain or making it difficult to lose weight. When we’re under stress, our bodies release cortisol, a hormone that triggers the fight or flight response. While cortisol is essential for survival, prolonged stress can cause it to remain elevated, leading to increased fat storage, particularly around the belly area. Moreover, stress can trigger emotional eating, causing individuals to turn to high-calorie comfort foods for relief, leading to weight gain. Additionally, stress can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue and a sluggish metabolism, further hampering weight loss efforts. By managing stress levels through techniques such as exercise, meditation, and therapy, individuals can better control their weight and overall health. In this episode, we will explore some solutions and how they can help manage stress and promote weight loss.