10 Hidden Reasons That are Keeping You From Losing Those Pounds

10. You’re stressed out

Cortisol, the hormone you release when you’re stressed out, actually triggers your appetite. Health also notes that stress amps up your brain’s production of the chemical neuropeptide Y – which actually makes you crave carbs.

So find ways to reduce stress in your life by taking time for yourself, and to relax. Your mind and body will thank you.