The stress problem only affects your weight as the stress lasts longer. If the stress persists, the hormone cortisol is produced. And several studies have shown that cortisol causes you to eat more. And you already feel it coming: you do not feel like broccoli but in carbohydrates! It is a hunger that is hard to suppress and I know few people who can resist it. There is only one way to counter that: and that is by reducing your stress. And that is not always possible; stress caused by a chronic illness is very different from stress because you are in a traffic jam every day. Because of stress you are going to eat more (wrongly) and that’s why you arrive.