Stress, Sleep and Being Overweight

Let’s say you’ve started making changes to your lifestyle to lose weight. You’re making some progress, and then you experience a sudden emotional trauma.
Some parts of your brain will make it think you’re in danger. This causes your brain to behave the way it would if you were in the hot iron situation we discussed earlier.
Specific hormonal reactions will make your body use the stored nutrients for energy, so you can be ready for whatever you’re going to face. The problem, however, is that you don’t need that extra energy when you’re lying down on your sofa or bed.
You might need it if you decide to go for a quick walk or be more physically active to take your mind off things. We recommend doing that. However, that’s not the case with most people.
What happens next is that your brain thinks you need to get back what you lost.