Yes stress can add pounds to your body or inhibit your ability to lose weight. One thing to remember biologically the body can not tell the difference between physical or mental stress and good or bad stress. Stress is stress to the body. Stress impacts the Adrenal Gland. Here are the Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue.
Decreased immune function
Difficulty losing weight
Lack of energy
Low Blood sugar
Joint and muscle pain
Need for caffeine or stimulants
Increased PMS symptoms
Guidelines For Losing Weight
Cleanse/Detoxification- removal of toxins from your body. Toxins affect your ability to lose fat and actually increases your body fat.
Frequent Eating - eat 5 - 6 small meals a day.
Drink plenty of water - Water helps remove fat from your body.
Exercise - weight training to increase your muscle mass, which helps you burn more calories. Aerobic training - 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 4 times a week.
Eight hours of sleep - your body needs to repair itself and sleep allows your body to heal.
Its important that we keep a balance life. Remember the body needs rest as much as we need activity. Rest and activity go hand in hand. Stay in the middle of the road.