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 What does Stress Do to Your Weight?
Type O: I gain weight under stress (11 votes)
39.29%
Type A: I gain weight under stress (6 votes)
21.43%
Type A: I lose weight under stress (4 votes)
14.29%
Type B: I gain weight under stress (3 votes)
10.71%
Type O: I lose weight under stress (2 votes)
7.14%
Type B: I lose weight under stress (2 votes)
7.14%
Type AB: I lose weight under stress (0 votes)
0%
Type AB: I gain weight under stress (0 votes)
0%
Stress does not affect my weight (0 votes)
0%
28 Votes Total Last vote Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5:01pm by labrat
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Captain_Janeway
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:13am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

47% Explorer/Super Taster
Kyosha Nim
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Gender: Female
Location: USA
Age: 43
What does stress do to your weight? I am an A Explorer and I lose weight under prolonged stress. My appetite essentially disappears.


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Drea
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
Sun Beh Nim
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Age: 52
It depends on what the stressor is; but generally, I gain weight when I'm (unconsciously) unhappy, and lose it when I feel good. If the situation is really stressful, I lose my appetite altogether, and I lose weight, but as soon as that stress goes away, the weight comes back.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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TheLori
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
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Age: 28
I lose weight when I'm stressed out. Mostly because when I'm very stressed I'm not hungry and feel sick, so I typically eat very little.
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DenverFoodie
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:31am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ee Dan
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Location: Colorado
I exercise more when I am stressed.  


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

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Ladyhawk58
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 6:03am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

RH-, 45% GT3 Teacher
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Gender: Female
Location: QLD, Australia
Age: 55
If I am very stressed I feel physically sick and lose weight as I don't feel like eating.
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ruthiegirl
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Kyosha Nim
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Age: 42
It's not so much that I gain weight, but that weight loss stops when I'm stressed. I easily maintained my weight (45 lbs overweight) for over a decade, whether stressed or not. Since losing some of that weight in the past few years, I've noticed that stress slows weight loss or that I regain a little that I'd recently lost.

Food calms me down, so I tend to eat more when I don't feel calm. Also, weight loss is hard for me. I need to put a lot of conscious effort into "not overeating," and if I put in less effort (because I'm stressed about something) then I'll overeat again.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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SoulfulLori
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

RH+, slight-taster, Reactor, Teacher per Dr. D
Ee Dan
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Gender: Female
Location: Southern New Jersey
Age: 44
I don't even want to tell you how much I eat when I'm stressed.  Let's just say back in june I was 7lbs thinner!
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O in Virginia
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
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Location: Virginia
Age: 55
I gain.  Maybe because I do more unaware anxiety eating.  Or because my metabolism is affected (maybe by disrupted sleep).
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Amazone I.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 3:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
Kyosha Nim
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Age: 56
merely H2O-retention while being under stress... but also menopause related  


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Lola
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 4:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
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it is a vicious circle......note I am speaking for myself here....
avoids or excess carbs trigger unnecessary stress and cravings....
the more compliant I stay, the better I can deal with any type of stress....

we have enough stress in our lives, to willingly add yet more to our bodies in terms of avoids and inflammatory lectin damage.....


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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cajun
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ee Dan
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Location: Southern California
Age: 62
The last time I was under serious stress I lost weight.


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
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O in Virginia
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 6:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
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Quoted from cajun
The last time I was under serious stress I lost weight.


My husband is also Type A.  He lost a lot of weight when going through a stressful time - too much weight.
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Cristina
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ee Dan
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Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
Lose weight under tremendous stress, but only because I go to starvation mode, no appetite and the body goes into a famine status which will make me put all the weight back in the moment I get eating normally.  Now, the slow, creeping without noticing stress makes me put on weight ... Lately I am identifying that I need to keep active and control my portions to lose weight.  My body does not like routine, so I have to add variety to my activities so my body does not get 'settled' and I have to do it without 'over doing it' so the body does not feel stressed ... it is a balancing act of eating, exercising, relaxing, mood controls ... of course, although all this sounds too complex and much hard work, staying compliant with my true to type lifestyle makes the journey so much easier ... and it gets easier to recover from the downs ... never a dull moment in our As journeys ...  




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DoS
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

L (a-b+); Slight-Taster; INFJ; Warrior
Ee Dan
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Location: Montana
Age: 28
I lose muscle.
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TJ
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 8:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

54% Nomad
Kyosha Nim
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Location: Midvale, UT, USA
Age: 39
I lose it.  And weight, too!
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Dr. Pepper
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Gatherer (42%); Rh+; Lewis (b-)
Sam Dan
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Age: 49
Quoted from DenverFoodie
I exercise more when I am stressed.  


Good for you!  That's what I should do.  Historically, I've increased my consumption and decreased my exercise... Shocking that I've gained weight, no?

I'll try to follow your lead DF.  My historical response only increases stress more; yours helps to eliminate it!

The great thing for me is that I have far fewer episodes of cravings now that I'm doing GTD so it's much easier to keep the consumption under control.  I have fewer options too, but resolving the demand side makes the supply side a non-issue.  
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balletomane
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:58am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter / Rh+ / Aquarius / INFJ
Ee Dan
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Location: Hong Kong
Age: 42
I also gain weight when under stress because I eat to relieve stress. It's called "comfort eating" in my dictionary . From reading the responses above, it seems to me that Type Os have this tendancy while Type As are the opposite. When my husband--who is an A--gets stressed, he loses apetite immediately. Having said that, even when I "overeat," I try to stick to compliant food so the effects are not too harmful--I hope.


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SoulfulLori
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 11:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

RH+, slight-taster, Reactor, Teacher per Dr. D
Ee Dan
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Gender: Female
Location: Southern New Jersey
Age: 44
I have no idea what it is to lose my appetite.  I can have terrible stomach distress and still want to eat.  I think I really need to pat myself on the back because when I think about it, if I didn't keep on top of things I easily could be very heavy and destroy my health with poor food choices.  I easily could drink too much and eat everything in sight no matter what mood I'm in.  I used to panic at the idea of it and have learned to relax a little because something in me always keeps me from totally getting out of control or gaining too much weight.  I found the more I stress or focus on eating the worse things are for me.  If I do eat too much under stress I usually feel lousy as a result and snap back to better choices.  My next goal is to not put my body through that and stick to my healthy way.  I know that will happen when I do that with the rest of my life.  When I finally accept my individuality in EVERYTHING I will no longer turn to food.  I believe I'm the closest I've ever been to that in my life.  I'm starting to trust me.
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cajun
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 4:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ee Dan
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Cristina and Lori...Hi! I have missed you two!
Cristina, I know you have family visiting and Lori, I am so glad to see your post about trusting yourself! Good for you, kiddo! You are terrific.....never forget that!
Cristina, I agree about we "A's" and our "always something going on" journey's!


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
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