Stress is a common part of our lives, but sometimes it can creep up on us without us realising. Stress can hugely impact on our relationship with food and cravings, so it is important to recognise the signs of stress, particularly when trying to lose weight.
Sometimes stress can creep up on us before we even realise it! Subtle signs of stress to look out for include:
- Poor-quality sleep/decreased energy
- Headaches & jaw pain
- Frequent sickness
- Changes in appetite
- Digestive issues
- Sore muscles
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Strange dreams, sleep talking/walking
- Irritable mood swings
Stress and mental health problems can directly contribute to weight gain and can be an obstacle to overcome in losing weight. As qualified GPs, our doctors can help you to identify stressors, screen for anxiety and depression and give you practical tools to overcome these problems, providing you with the full support you need to achieve your goals.