Why Stress Makes Your Belly Fat

Here’s how stress makes you fat. Check this out. 

DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23444388

0:07 The stress hormone and blood sugars 
0:16 Stress and weight gain 
0:51 My experience with trauma and a blood sugar spike 
1:19 How stress affects your health 

Today we’re going to talk about how stress can actually make you fat. I’ve had some diabetics test their blood sugars when they go through stress, and stress seems to elevate the blood sugars, but why? 

Your body’s response to stress is spiking cortisol. Cortisol has the potential to significantly raise your blood sugars. You could be on the keto diet and doing everything right, but your blood sugars are still going up. This could be because of stress or trauma. 

Stress side effects on weight loss:

• Cortisol can release glucose from your liver.
• It deaminates protein, which means it basically breaks down protein and turns it into glucose. 
• Cortisol can lower your insulin sensitivity, which can lead to inulin resistance. 
• Cortisol will drive the storage of fat to your midsection. This could be why people with a lot of stress end up with weight gain around their midsection. 

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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand how stress makes you fat.
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