When you get stressed, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormones we all generate in times of anxiety. But when you're not in danger, the sugar they tell your body to release just float around, eventually ending up as fat on your tummy. Cortisol also makes you crave sweet things. Instead of reaching for a biscuit when you're feeling stressed, sit for a minute and take six deep breaths, try sipping a herbal tea, or, if possible, take a walk round the block. Or try a course of magnesium
, which is depleted when we're under stress.
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