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Study Reveals We Gain Weight When We’re Angry And Stressed

Stress and anger is a potent mix. Anger leads to weight gain and stress prevents weight loss. Many people struggling with weight loss actually don’t eat much but are unable to slim down. The role of anger – it is responsible for weak muscles and pot belly fat which are typical indicators of stress-related obesity.

And its influence on us can be much more serious than an argument and a spoiled evening. One of the side effects is excess weight gain. We all can be angry from time to time. But being constantly in this state can be detrimental for your weight. We at PoopBite would like to tell you why it’s worth controlling your anger.

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It all starts with adrenaline. Anger manifests itself not only in our emotional state but also in the chemical processes of our body. When we get angry, adrenaline is released. It serves to make us ready to either “fight or flight.” It activates us and causes anxiety.

Due to the blood flow from the internal organs to the muscles, we cannot feel hungry while we are angry. But this only has a short-term effect. After the adrenaline level decreases, we feel the need to replenish the lost energy and we start to crave and eat food. But due to the fact that we are anxious, this can lead to us resorting to emotional and mindless eating. This means that we could eat something that’s not good for us, that will bring us joy and comfort, not taking into consideration whether it’s healthy for us or not.

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Try not to eat to deal with your stress. Track your diet and stop every time you realize that you are full. This will help you to prevent weight gain. Our anxiety is a reason for stress. Anxiety increases stress. Because of this, the level of the hormone cortisol increases. In addition to being harmful to the heart and blood pressure, it also affects our weight.

Cortisol converts blood sugar to fat and inhibits digestion. And as a result, it leads to weight gain and forms fat that can be harmful to our health.

Throw out your negative emotions with an active pastime. Go to the gym, do a workout, or take a walk in the park. This will help you change your state of mind and collect your thoughts.

We lose appetite control. Stress, in turn, leads to sleeping problems. When we don’t get enough sleep, we don’t have energy. And we are more likely to fill it with carbohydrates, which are contained in sweet drinks, candies, and other unhealthy foods.

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At the same time, it’s more difficult for us to control ourselves. Lack of sleep disrupts the functioning of hormones that control the appetite. Find a way to restore harmony in your life. This may be reading, meeting with friends, doing your favorite thing, or something else that brings you pleasure and peace.


Stress obesity cannot simply be treated by going on a diet because there is a combination of several hormones resisting weight loss. It requires greater help in terms of professional treatment, which involves herbal medicines, stress management, specific exercises and regulation of diet pattern.

What to do for weight loss:

  • Drink two liters of water every day.
  • Begin your day with two glasses of water on an empty stomach.
  • Have “Triphala” in the night to increase alkaline levels in the gut.
  • Keep dinner as light as possible with minimum or no salt. Take natural diuretics such as Jasmine green tea, barley water, and “Nimbu Paani”.
  • Have a healthy diet. 🙂

Written by Ashutosh Kumar

He studied software engineering but wanted to be a writer since born. So, he followed his passion and ended up being a reporter for PoopBite. He has a very deep-seated interest in all current affairs topics whatsoever. He is also a passionate photographer.

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