Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

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Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it’s a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia–am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000 cal/day and I cannot believe that I cannot lose that critical 10-pounds. Even after 3 weeks on Adipex and Pondimin, I did not lose 1  pound.

I will take any help that I can get–and am very grateful for your attention.

Stress either causes people to gain or lose weight and people react differently. You did not say how much you weight, but anyone on 750 to 1000 calories per day should lose some weight over time tho you won’t be getting 100$ of your Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamins and minerals.

You did not say what your current weight is, but Adipex and Pondimin are brand names for fenfluramine and phentermine. They are not usually prescribed for just a 10-pound weight loss.

First I would suggest entering your physical data into my Healthy Body Calculator®. On your results page, click on the button for a healthy eating plan. Your physical data will be transferred to HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan®. HELP will ask you what kind of milk you want, meat or not, beans or not, snacks or not. It will create a personalized healthy eating plan you can follow to lose weight. Once you reach your goal weight, re-do the Healthy Body Calculator ® and HELP for an eating plan to maintain your weight for a lifetime. You will be surprised if you follow your eating plan and exercise, you should achieve your weight goal at a slow steady rate.