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Learn Why Holiday Stress Can Make You Fat

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Learn Why Stress Makes You Fat with Tips from Dr. OzAre you reaching for the eggnog already? Is muffin top making you miserable before you even get to the holiday party buffet? It could be time to de-stress, the best diet not on the market. Learn why stress makes you pack on the pounds, from YOU Stress Less: The Owner’s Manual for Regaining Balance in Your Life by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, MD, and Mehmet C. Oz, MD.

Chronic stress triggers an ancient response of calorie accumulation and fat storage, so we end up continually upgrading the size of our omentum storage unit (the omentum is the fat-storing organ near your stomach).

Here’s where the cycle of fat spins out of control:
•When you have chronic stress, your body increases its production of steroids and insulin, which…

•Increases your appetite, which…

•Increases the chance you’ll engage in hedonistic eating in the form of high-calorie sweets and fats, which…

•Makes you store more fat, especially in the omentum, which…

•Pumps more fat and inflammatory chemicals into the liver, which…

•Creates a resistance to insulin, which…

•Makes your pancreas secrete more insulin to compensate, which…

•Makes you hungrier than a muzzled wolf, which…

•Continues the cycle of eating, because you’re stressed and being stressed because you’re eating.

 

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