Stress Makeover

Peeke, Pamela
November 2000
Prevention;Nov2000, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p91
Offers advice to those who eat when they're stressed. Importance of controlling cortisol, the stress hormone, which is linked to appetite; Identification of what triggers stress eating; Mental strategies, food alternatives and physical activity which will help to control stress eating.


Related Articles

  • Stressed to Kill.  // Men's Health;May2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p110 

    Discusses the link of high levels of stress hormone called cortisol in health problems. Information on how the hormone works; Details on several metabolic diseases; Ways to reduce the level of cortisol and reduce its effect on the body.

  • 4 Proven Ways to Fight Stress Eating.  // Prevention;Nov2015, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p46 

    The article offers tips on overcoming stress eating, including eating a clementine instead of a cookie, wearing clothes taken out of the dryer, and taking off shoes before eating.

  • Cortisol and weight gain. Luhar, Faryal // Alive;Oct2013, Issue 372, p61 

    The article examines the connection between cortisol and weight gain. Some researchers hypothesize that cortisol may play an important role in the battle to lose weight. Cortisol is described as a stress hormone that primes the body by activating the fight-or-flight response. It reveals that...

  • Effects of Practical Examination Stress on Serum ACTH and Cortisol Concentrations in Normal and Anxious Students. Sadeghi, Zohreh; Eidi, Maryam; Eidi, Akram; Bahar, Massih // Journal of Medical Sciences;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p489 

    In the majority of human psychoneuroendocrinological and -immunological research, psychosocial stress has been operationalized using experimental and natural situations deemed to be stressful, e.g., parachute jumping, mental arithmetic, fake job interviews, performance tasks, loud noise or...

  • Arachnophobia.  // GP: General Practitioner;3/31/2006, p3 

    This article reports on a U.S. study which found that treatment with the stress hormone cortisol can help arachnophobic patients conquer their fear of spiders. Those given cortisol reported less fear than the controls when looking at a photograph of a spider one hour later, and still had less...

  • The Role of the Stress-Related Anti-Inflammatory Hormones ACTH and Cortisol in Atherosclerosis. Fantidis, Panayotis // Current Vascular Pharmacology;Jul2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p517 

    Chronic stress and probably the accompanying changes in personal behaviours can influence life expectancy. The role of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol in atherosclerosis is not widely accepted and incompletely characterized. Several reports support a role of these hormones in...

  • Hormones vs. hunger.  // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Sep98, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p36 

    Details the findings of a study linking cortisol to high food intake by women during high stress. Examinations conducted on the respondents; Tips on minimizing the stress.

  • Cortisol. Talbott, Shawn // New Vegetarian & Natural Health;Spring2003, p18 

    Reports on cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands when the body is under stress. Prevention of health problems; Role of cortisol in obesity; Effect of long-term elevated levels to the health.

  • Stress reactivity during evaluation by the opposite sex: comparison of responses induced by different psychosocial stress tests. Goff, Lydia; Nida Ali; Pruessner, Jens // McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal;2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p11 

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for researchers to continue their high rates of publication when funding budgets are running tighter than ever. It is therefore in a researcher's best interest to utilize more economical tests whenever possible. This project aims to compare various stress...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics