Weight Loss & Cortisol

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By: Dr. Sybille Buchwald-Werner

Did you follow a strict diet plan and did you carry out lots of physical exercise but unfortunately you didn't see any results for weight loss?


You are sad and disappointed but you are not alone with this feeling. Because, besides diet and physical activity, biological factors influence your metabolism and body weight. One of these important biological factors is the endogenic substance called Cortisol, which is known as a stress hormone that, when increased, may trigger weight gain.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands. It can regulate blood pressure, help control blood sugar and lipid levels, and it’s important for energy homeostasis and metabolism. Your body releases Cortisol when you are under stress. Continuously high Cortisol levels as a response to stress, like long working hours, intense training or family issues, has a negative impact on health.

The body’s negative responses to stress are high blood pressure, sleep disorders, anxiety, and a metabolism in favour of glucose delivery. Glucose supplies quick energy, which is necessary if you need to run away in a life threatening situation. This is what our body learned to do evolutionally. However, if glucose is high, insulin is secreted and consequently, we are start craving more glucose, like carbohydrates or sweets. On top of this, Cortisol blocks fat metabolism, which means limited fat burning. In the end, under stress, weight gain is programmed.

Losing weight can be extremely difficult if our Cortisol levels are high and that may be the reason why we don’t reach our weight loss goals, even though we are trying hard. So first, we have to find a way to help reduce our Cortisol levels and deal with stress in order to be ready for a successful diet.

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