One of the most interesting things I learned had to do with the effects of exercise and stress on obesity.  Quick endocrine lesson for you, when the body is under stress it secretes a hormone called cortisol. This signals the body to make a few changes  that basically puts your body in a hypothyroid state.  You have probably heard about the body reducing metabolic rate when a person is fasting — this is the process that causes that. Just as an aside, feeling out of control, being a perfectionist, having a high need for social approval and having overly high expectations of yourself all causeRead More →