Stress and size

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    Oct 11, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    When I get stressed, i lose my appetite and get too anxious to have good workouts and such. I have had very debilitating stress for the past few months and I am losing size and strength.

    Assuming that I am coming out of this period of my life, and I can get things organized, how long do you think it would take to gain it all back? It is always easier to lose muscle than gain it. Anyone have any advice on this? ONe thing is that I may eat more carbs in addition to high protein and worry about fat loss later.
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    Oct 15, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    I'm kinda in the same situation. It's been a pretty rocky year for me. And I've lost of a lot strength, size, endurance, and motivation. And losing motivation is the worst part. My situation has gotten better in the past month or so. But it's going to be tough trying to get back to my level of fitness that I was a year ago.

    So far, I've gotten back to healthier and consistent eating. My gym workouts are getting better, but I find myself getting a little bored sometimes. I'm still struggling with my running though. The lack of motivation sets in; I either cut my runs short, or I just don't go. I probably need to find a gym/running buddy to help me get over the hump.

    So yeah, I think it's mental. The rate at which you make your gains back, depends on your motivation. I guess it helps if you create some type of incentive to help you reach your goals.
  • Beeftastic

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Well stress has always meant more eating and more getting fatter to me, so you have a better reaction to it than I do icon_smile.gif