A perfect way to sabotage your weight loss goals is by focusing too much on your number [on the scale]. Yeah it’s a big deal to you…but no one else really knows what it is and frankly, as long as your feeling good….what’s it matter? If you keep worrying about your numbers you’ll become stressed about your weight…(is it too late?).
Research shows that stress releases a hormone called cortisol which is secreted by your adrenal glands and involved in several functions. This “stress hormone,” triggers your body to eat in a ‘fight or flight’ activation caused by higher or prolonged levels of cortisol in your bloodstream. It is associated with higher blood pressure and increased abdominal fat (to mention a few).
Don’t cause another dietary disaster because you’re stressed out, try laughing once in a while! Stop wasting your energy on stress and put it into a good workout!