Should I lose weight or gain weight when I get stressed?

Or have some bad news?’


that is…


Lose weight…


^^^ A question from a Fat Loss Mastery Member last week


Well, it depends on how you handle stress.


And – perhaps – the type of stress


I mean, when I was juggling my postgraduate research, stag do, wedding, British Physique Finals, and my body transformation coaching in 2014


I. WAS. STRESSED


^^^ You see, I didn’t prioritise ME


So much so that I just made do on whatever was in the cupboards (which was often…not a lot) 


And would sometimes forget to eat


I would sleep 4 hours


Get a bus to Oxford at 5am


Be in a lab all day research different diets (where you were NOT allowed to eat yourself)


Then coach clients (telling them how to eat, exercise and look after themselves…Hypocrite, I know)


Now – unsurprisingly – I lost weight


And was incredibly run down on my honeymoon (good one, Matt)


Now, today…


I’m a bit more on top of things


I have a KEY 3 that I HAVE to do that day


Even I do them, all is well


So I tend to be more in CONTROL


BUT…


I’m still prone to a bit of stress


^^^ As we all are


You know, when things don’t go to plan?


You lack sleep


You’re tired


You can’t remember the last time you did something FUN for YOU


And you get home and think…


Sod it…


give me that pack of biscuits


And throw me the M&M’s 

^^^ The peanut butter ones


Because you’re stressed and tired


and when this happens


You’ll gain weight


Because your ability to make rationale decisions is DAMPENED


And you eat your emotions


Stress hormones are higher


^^^ Which make it harder to burn fat


You become short with loved ones


^^^ I’l never forget when I got grumpy with the wife for using 3 different glasses for her water…it’s when things like that irritate me I know to take myself to bed 🙂


So, can stress make you lose weight?


YES


Can stress make you gain weight?


YES


So, is it how you CHOOSE to set up your environment that counts?


YES


But what’s the two things that you have to protect to help you handle stress better, get more energy, and spend more QUALITY time with loved ones?


your personal ENERGY and your CONFIDENCE!


Which is exactly what we focus on in Fat Loss Mastery ​​​​​​​​​​​​


​​​Matt ‘as stressed as the rest’ Fruci

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