It’s that time of year again: Tax Season! UGH!
If you’re like many people, you feel increased stress around April 15th. Tensions can run high from the pressure of getting the forms filed on time or coming up with the funds to pay your (hopefully not too big) tax bill.
But you owe it to yourself to keep your stress under control as much as possible. When your body is subjected to ongoing stress, unhealthy changes occur at the chemical level, and these changes can lead to food cravings and weight gain.
How Does Your Body React To Stress?
When you experience stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. In small amounts, cortisol doesn’t present a problem. But when the stress is chronic, the concentration of cortisol in your body stays elevated with undesirable results.
You’ll tend to crave foods that will give you quick energy, such as candy bars and potato chips. And the presence of cortisol will cause many of these extra calories to be stored as abdominal fat. You may also find it hard to eat in moderation while stressed, because cortisol can interfere with the chemicals in your body that control appetite.
But Wait! There IS Good News!
While you can never get away from all stress, there are things you can do to keep it under control lessen its effects on you. Consider the following tips to outsmart stress in your life during tax season.
Use these stress-busting tips to get you through the 2014 tax season unscathed!
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