As if stress itself isn’t hard enough to deal with, it can also cause other unpleasant symptoms, like crankiness, forgetfulness, trouble focusing and even weight gain.  It can lead you to stress eat.  Rather than coping with stress in a healthy way, many of us eat foods that bring us momentary pleasure, like sweet or salty foods.  We experience an increase in cravings and a decrease in our ability to say “no” to those cravings.  These five, easy steps can help you reduce stress and improve your ability stick with a healthy lifestyle and stay on track with your weight loss!

Tip #1: Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Although this can be challenging, getting enough sleep will lower your stress overnight!

Tip #2:  Exercise.  Ma