Your 10 Most Annoying Weight-Loss Issues Solved

Ever feel like you're fighting a losing battle? Here are 10 ways to start winning the war (11 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Jan 28, 2013 at 4:08PM

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Your 10 Most Annoying Weight-Loss Issues Solved

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Between yesterday and today the scale says I gained 3 pounds. How can that be?

It’s enough to make you want to throw that scale into the nearest trash compacter, isn’t it? But the scale isn’t the problem -- it's our own bodies, particularly the digestive track. Ideally you should be having two “number twos” per day, says Alicia Stanton, M.D., author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hormonal Weight Loss. If you’re not, consider why. Are you routinely scarfing down a sandwich while battling rush hour traffic or sipping a smoothie while searching for Junior’s lost homework assignment “Stress wreaks havoc on our cortisol and insulin levels, which is why during stressful times our bodies crave sweet and starchy foods,” said Stanton. “People who are normally restrained eaters are more likely than others to eat more during times of stress. Stress eating is a way to soothe or suppress negative emotions, but it can really derail weight loss efforts.”

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