Stress-related weight gain

Stress-related weight gain

Every result is the outcome of a series of steps that led to that result.

It’s the same with weight gain.


There isn’t just one cause, so we can’t approach the problem from just one side.


That’s why weight gain can’t be solved with a dietary plan.
Food, or rather nutrition, is the third most important factor in the chain of influences on body weight.
Emotions and hormones come first and second.
But don’t get too excited thinking you now know the cause and the solution will come.
You are your emotions and hormones; you are the solution.
There is no solution outside of you.

So, the only thing left for you to do is to arm yourself with knowledge, grit your teeth, and take that first step toward change!
If you keep doing the same things as before, you’ll get the same results.
Realize that you need to make significant changes.


Do you know the difference between food and nutrition, and have you ever paid attention to it?


When you follow a diet, it usually talks about the types of foods – like the amount of proteins, fats, carbohydrates (which can lead you down the wrong path!) – that’s food.
It also talks about the number of daily meals – that’s nutrition (only a part!).
That’s what you usually read.

Not enough.

What we need is a nutrition plan: what foods we should eat (anti-inflammatory, alkaline, low GI…), how to combine foods (Hay food combinations, combinations for weight loss, combinations to reduce allergic reactions), how to cook (steamed, with oil, in water…), what to eat raw (and when), when to eat (depending on your constitution), how long between meals (depending on your hormonal status), what to eliminate (what prevents healing), what to reduce (foods that are harmful in large quantities), what to drink (very important!), what not to drink (most important!), how to adapt to a new regimen (motivation plan)…


If we are talking about food, then we are interested in details, and among them, the glycemic index of food is the most important, as it directly affects the function of the pancreas and insulin, which is where the problem with weight gain starts.

In addition to the above, we need to consider which level of digestion is disturbed. That’s why we need to know the following.

Digestion consists of 3 parts:

  • Digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
  • Absorption of digested nutrients and their incorporation into our body.
  • Elimination of toxins and excess products from the first two processes.



You need to know at which level of the digestive process you have a problem.

Each part is treated differently.


What do we feed on, what is our food?

If you go through life sleepwalking and not knowing that air, sleep, and emotions can nourish you and affect your digestion, wake up! It’s high time to learn the basics.



  • Sun
  • Earth
  • Water
  • Breath
  • Air
  • Food
  • Sleep
  • Positive mind


For now, just become aware of these facts, think about them, don’t dismiss them. Don’t let your stubbornness cost you your health.
If you open your mind to simple things in life, to new things, you have taken a big step.

You change the energy and vibration of your body, of yourself. You radiate differently.
You change the electronegativity of your cell membranes, your aura, your mental receptivity to knowledge.
You need to start letting good things into your life.


Because if you have excess weight, one thing is certain – you are missing out on people, situations, food, information that are harmful to you, and you hold onto all of it.

You can’t digest people, situations, food, or information – and toxins accumulate in your body and your energy – toxic emotions, toxic thoughts, toxins in the intestines, toxic fat.

Everything accumulates, and you don’t let go.

Everyone has their reason for not letting go, for not yielding, for not being able to lose weight, for resisting change.


Everyone has their reason for gaining weight. I will list some of them.


  • Some people digest food, people, situations, information for a long time, which is called a slow, sluggish metabolism (it can be measured). They don’t let go, they don’t release (energy). They are in a mental and physical block. They keep returning to the past or worry too much about the future. They will most likely suffer from constipation. A slow metabolism leads to weight gain.


  • Some people feel safer with their extra pounds, they can’t find a sense of security anywhere else (we need a sense of security to survive). Preserving safety through the retention of the wrong energy leads to weight gain.


  • Some have experienced a sense of humiliation once (for who knows what reason) and continue to maintain it by attaching it to their appearance, their posture, their behavior. In any potential situation in which they don’t feel safe, they expect to experience humiliation again.It’s about expectation. Expectation brings us exactly what we expect, and when the feeling of humiliation is experienced again – it becomes even stronger. This feeling permeates all cells, the heart, the mind.Confirmation comes from within, even if it has nothing to do with real humiliation. It’s an internal feeling of experiencing reality. It’s not real humiliation; it’s a feeling.That feeling becomes a habit. And habits repeat and become a lifestyle.There’s no yielding in how they feel about themselves.We feed ourselves negative emotion while blaming others for everything we do to ourselves. So, we attract people who will show us that.The feeling of humiliation leads to weight gain.


  • People don’t change their behavior towards others. They don’t allow others to do their duties; they are always helping everyone, always at everyone’s disposal, behaving as if everyone constantly needs them, behaving like masochists. This way, they can feel this way all the time or only occasionally.Masochism leads to weight gain.


  • People don’t solve their biggest problem in life – whatever it may be. They are aware of it but constantly postpone the solution, often citing urgent matters.Of course, an unresolved problem creates stress and frustration.The body secretes increased amounts of cortisol. Fat cells in the abdomen have four times more cortisol receptors, leading to waistline weight gain and the accumulation of visceral fat, which is a health threat.Stress and elevated cortisol lead to obesity.


  • High cortisol levels due to unresolved stress can lead to inflammation, and after some time, the first symptoms of seemingly benign diseases, such as rashes, skin inflammation, joint pain, appear. Soon, you might even receive corticosteroids as a treatment. This doubles the amount of cortisol in the blood, further suppressing symptoms, but at the expense of a range of side effects, including weight gain.Corticosteroids cause weight gain.


  • If your ovaries don’t produce enough progesterone, estrogen levels automatically increase. A lack of progesterone causes weight gain because progesterone acts as a diuretic. Excess estrogen also leads to weight gain.


  • All hormones are derived from pregnenolone (for which you need sufficient cholesterol). If you are under constant stress, your body produces a lot of cortisol, leaving insufficient pregnenolone for progesterone production. Progesterone deficiency reduces the feeling of satisfaction, increases stress, elevates cortisol levels, and causes weight gain.


  • Stress that you don’t resolve (but only think about) raises cortisol levels, and cortisol raises blood sugar (which is its main task). After some time, this leads to insulin resistance, making you an excellent candidate for prediabetes and diabetes.Prediabetes is associated with hypothyroidism, its precursor.Insulin resistance is a cause of weight gain.
    Reduced thyroid function causes weight gain.


  • Stress craves nourishment, and it particularly favors sweets and other stressful, unhealthy foods. This includes all processed foods from stores, fast food, or meals from low-quality restaurants.Stress-inducing foods contribute to weight gain.


  • If stress remains unresolved for years, cortisol concentration can dangerously drop, leading to disrupted thyroid and ovarian function. Cortisol is the main culprit for weight gain, and the thyroid and ovaries support this by causing fluid retention, accumulation of proteoglycans, reduced enzyme activity, and decreased metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Hormonal imbalances contribute to weight gain. Reduced thyroid function leads to weight gain. Excess estrogen leads to weight gain.


  • If you use a combination of medications, alcohol, and coffee to address your low mood, you will burden your liver’s function. In the liver, fat accumulates, it stores vitamins and iron less efficiently, produces less bile necessary for fat digestion, generates blood clotting factors necessary for circulation, produces plasma proteins that regulate hormone concentrations in the blood, has a diminished capacity to destroy bacteria from the intestines, and detoxifies drugs, harmful substances, and old hormones in the blood. As a result, the body cannot get rid of excess estrogen, cannot efficiently convert thyroid prohormones into active hormones, and a poorly functioning liver leads to weight gain. Weak liver function contributes to weight gain.



  • Some people don’t change, but they’ve completely transformed. They’ve become someone else. They say, “I’m not the same person anymore.” They are aware that things could be different, that they should be different. Deep down, they remember how things should be, how they should look.
    They still believe in health, but often, doubt holds them in place. When you ask them, “What do you really want?” they have no idea. Losing oneself, losing one’s life, leads to stress and weight gain.


  • Perhaps your doctor prescribed antidepressants. If you have mild to moderate depression, they may harm you more than help you. Antidepressants can lead to weight gain.


  • You were born with your constitution. You were born slim and active, but now you’re much heavier and calmer.Clearly, something is not right. You’re not yourself anymore.
    How did this happen?
    There are two reasons: either you’ve been eating the wrong way, or you’ve been doing what you must instead of what you want.
    Incorrect nutrition that doesn’t align with your constitution leads to weight gain. Wrong activities that don’t align with your constitution also lead to weight gain.


  • The digestive system is a reflection of how we live.
    Digestion is not the cause but a consequence, showing us what we’re doing with our bodies and emotions.
    The digestive system is one of the most emotionally sensitive organs, alongside the spine.
    You can easily test your emotions by assessing the state of your digestion and spinal health.
    Emotions that reveal how connected you are to yourself and your life impact digestion, and digestion affects the brain, closing the loop. Inflamed intestines worsen weight gain and hinder weight loss.


  • Lack of sleep makes you gain weight. The day after insomnia, cortisol levels are typically high, blood sugar is low, and you eat more frequently and excessively than necessary. Insomnia usually goes hand in hand with weight gain. Step by step, a depressive mood develops, leading to weight gain. If you start taking antidepressants, the risk of weight gain multiplies because weight gain is a common side effect.


  • A deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to weight gain because vitamin B12 assists in the production of melatonin, the primary hormone that regulates sleep (alongside cortisol). Vitamin B12 is most commonly deficient due to damaged stomach cells that produce intrinsic factor (which carries B12 into the intestines for absorption) and due to inflammation in the intestines where B12 is absorbed. Both of these issues often occur because of gluten-related damage. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also more common in older individuals and vegetarians.


At some point, in some place, the vicious cycle of stress, emotions, thoughts, and diet must be broken.

Everything is treated SIMULTANEOUSLY.


Diet clears the mind, thoughts purify emotions, emotions cleanse the intestines, and the intestines clear the mind.


And the issue is resolved!



1.Stressful thoughts are resolved through meditation – there are various techniques, and the right one should be chosen based on the level of disturbance.
There are 7 levels of disturbance, and for each level, there is a specific meditation.
Meditation is not just sitting and relaxing; it can also be your favorite activity in which you are highly focused and enjoy without thinking (like cooking, playing tennis, reading a book, singing, etc.).


2.Emotions are addressed through specific hormone treatments (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbal adaptogens). Emotions can also be resolved by changing one’s attitudes.


3.The intestines are addressed with a comprehensive dietary plan and by changing life attitudes. Treatment starts with addressing intestinal inflammation (through diet, prebiotics, and probiotics), alkalizing the body, balancing insulin secretion, establishing equilibrium in the body’s constitution, cleansing the liver, and regulating cortisol. Changing attitudes requires self-work.


As everything begins with stressful thinking, it’s important to be well-informed about what’s happening.

The word “stress” alone can bring more stress and nothing more.


If you don’t have enough knowledge about how stress develops, how to recognize it, and how to resolve it…


That’s precisely why I offer an individual Anti-Stress program.
Please sign up and reserve your spot at:, 099 21 54 17
We also offer group programs like “Return to Self, Peace in the Soul” 1-2 times a year.

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    Meri Bura, MD
    Meri Bura, MD

    Intoxication, obesity, Thyroid problems, fatigue - require healing for both, souls and bodies. Body healing begins with a change in diet. The soul is healed with professional support and investment in knowledge. "Life is too long to be sick and too short to take too long."

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