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4 Symptoms That Show Stress Is Causing You To Lose Weight

Weight loss could be a sign that you’re stressing out too much.
12 Jan 2022, 03:34 PM
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Have you ever been so stressed to the point that you’re losing weight? That’s probably one of the worst kinds of stress one could face.

Here are four ways on how to tell that your stress is causing you to lose weight:

#1 You’re skipping meals

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Some may see it as a natural thing to skip meals because of stress, but bear in mind that skipping meals for any reason isn’t healthy. Even if you don’t have the appetite, try to have a couple of bites or a small snack.

#2 You’re nauseous

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Queasiness can be another symptom of high stress levels. Certain neurotransmitters and hormones are activated that impact the digestive system, and it’s part of the body’s alert system that lets you know when something isn’t right. Try consuming ginger tea or sucking on ginger candy to overcome this issue.

#3 You’re exhausted

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When you’re stressed, your mind may be subconsciously preoccupied with thoughts of what to do or what has to be done. This can easily disrupt your sleeping patterns and some may find it hard to fall asleep at night. Read this article on how to catch some winks at night.

#4 You’re over-exercising

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While exercising is a good and positive way to relieve stress, some may overwork their already tired and stressed out bodies without realising it. It’s important for people to bear in mind that when the body is already exhausted, overworking energy that isn’t there will definitely drain you out.

So, with all this in mind, it’s best to monitor if you’re too stressed to the point that you’re losing weight. Consult doctors as they would be the best people to advise you on how to manage weight and anxiety.

Info via Huffington Post

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