Why Stress and Diet Is Good for You
The most popular claims on the web about stress and diet are based on the idea that stress makes you fat. This is a myth.
Your body actually tries to reduce your stress to a level where it is able to get its needs met. This is because when you are stressed you want to fight it off, but you can't do that when you have an abundance of food.
Fat cells, a fat storage organ, have a limited amount of energy. So in order to get food you need to get it from somewhere. That is why eating too much, not exercising enough or having too many hormones in your body will all hurt you.
If your body is stressed, it tries to get rid of your stress by releasing stress hormones.
Your body also has a set of hormones called "stress hormones" which are not produced in abundance and which are triggered to fight off stress.
This is what causes you to sweat, pant and breathe fast, as well as have trouble concentrating or remembering things.
When you are stressed, your body releases stress hormones. Stress hormones are known as "fight or flight" hormones.