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How Stress Contributes to PCOS Weight Gain

Stress can be tough on anyone, but for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), it can make managing weight even harder.

PCOS affects hormones and can lead to weight gain, and stress plays a big role in this.

How Stress Makes Weight Gain Worse

Stress makes your body release a hormone called cortisol, which can mess up your hormones even more if you have PCOS.

This hormonal imbalance can make it easier to gain weight, especially around your belly.

1. Cravings and Eating More

When you're stressed, you might crave sugary or fatty foods for comfort.

Eating these foods too often can lead to weight gain, especially if you have PCOS and your body has trouble using insulin.

2. Slowing Down Your Metabolism

High cortisol levels from stress can slow down how fast your body burns calories.

This slowdown makes it harder to lose weight and keep it off, which is a big concern for many women with PCOS.


Stress is normal, but finding ways to manage it can really help if you have PCOS.

Small changes like moving more, eating well, and taking time to relax can make a big difference over time.

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