If Shedding For the Wedding Has You Worried That Your Dress Won't Fit, Read This
It's easy to do — and not just because you're hitting the gym too hard or cutting too many calories. While chronic, long-term stress can cause you to gain weight, pre-wedding jitters can do the opposite. "When you're under acute stress and feeling anxious, the release of adrenaline elevates your heart rate and blood pressure, increasing your metabolic rate and suppressing your appetite," Robert Glatter, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, told POPSUGAR. "It's the fight or flight response that makes you prepare for a perceived threat or danger, suppressing your appetite in the short-term."
You may also just not be taking very good care of yourself, explained Maggie Michalczyk, MS, RD. Eating a healthy meal can quickly take a backseat when you're busy running errands and tying up loose ends. What should you do if you find yourself tipping the scale in the wrong direction? Here are a few tips.