Can Your Job Keep You From Losing Weight?

Job Stress Leads to Weight Gain and Weight Retention

Can your job keeping you fat?

You hear the term “job stress” all the time, right? Researchers have begun to dive into the true meaning of that phrase and they discovered something interesting. People who said they had “high job stress” also hated their jobs. Other people who did the exact same job, at the same company, on the same shift, reported very little or no job stress if they liked their job.

So, is that it? You hate your job and suddenly it becomes stressful?

Regardless of the psychology behind it, what is fact is the more you hate your job, the more weight you retain and even if you are on a great diet and exercise program, you will either retain weight or stay at your current weight. And that can be frustrating.

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Our advice is while you are on the Medifast diet, look at your job, not just the stress involved but more so if you hate your job. If you do, look for ways to get a job you not necessarily love, but maybe hate less. The goal here is to reduce your stress to allow your body the ability to shed the stored fat. You see, when the body is in “crisis mode” it will hold onto fat in case it needs reserves in the future. You must reassure your body that all is okay so it can shed the reserves. The body is trained for survival. It doesn’t know you have a credit card and access to food whenever you need it. So if it feels threatened, it will protect itself. It is your focus to make yourself more relaxed, so your body knows everything is fine and there is no need to store extra fat reserves for the future.

About the Author

A grandmother and mother of three, Sharon Martin has struggled with her weight and high cholesterol most of her life, until she switched doctors and her new doctor suggested she try Medifast. Her transformation started that day. Through the Medifast diet she not only lost the weight, but her cholesterol dropped to below 200 for the first time in her life. "Medifast not only changed me, I believe it saved me. I will share my story and help others so they can feel as good as I do. It wasn't easy, nothing worth having is, but it was so worth it as I get to see my grandchildren grow up." Sharon is a retired school teacher and lives in upper-state Pennsylvania with her husband. She loves to hear and share stories about how others have made changes to live longer, healthier, happier lives.