We all experience stress, and an inability to cope with stress can lead to overeating and obesity. Stress also releases hormones that influence body fat storage.
Examples of stress include:
- Daily stress related to the pressures of work, school and family.
- Stress related to negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness.
- Traumatic stress experienced in an event like a major accident, war, assault, or a natural disaster.