Science has shown that an average human being cries around 16.5 gallons of tears throughout their lifetime. But Instead of crying when hurt, people prefer hiding their emotions and feelings, or even get ashamed of them.

Recent research has shown that emotional crying is an easy and excellent way to stop you from gaining weight. If we would embrace this fact, it’d help in releasing the gallons of tears we have been holding into our hearts and minds for so long.

Our life on earth has and will never be smooth. It’ll get better one day, and the next day your life gets tough.

You May Be Doubting That You Can Lose Weight Through Crying

I know you might be doubtful that crying can actually help you lose weight. Think about it this way.

Often we go through stressful situations, making our appetite, and we end up overeating. And then after a few days, you realize that your favorite party dress is too tight for you.

Do you really expect to lose weight in such situations? I don’t think so. So, the real life applies to scientific facts that you can lose weight if you relieve your stresses, perhaps through crying among other stress-relieving remedies.

But Losing Weight Will Depend on Your Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that’s released in response to our stress and emotional distress. This hormone is also responsible for other body processes, including metabolism and immune system.

Science has also shown that the hormone is linked to obesity. It can also help us in fighting everything stressful or nerve-racking in our lives.

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But people nowadays don’t manage their stresses. Instead, they prefer sitting and immersing into their anger and frustration.

And when we are in a stressful situation, we’ll start overanalyzing and overthinking. So, our body will respond that and assume we’ve used some calories to deal with our stressors and we need to replenish it, but we haven’t.

Scientists have discovered that emotional tears contain hormones that increase cortisol levels. Such hormones include prolactin, adrenocorticotropin, and leu-enkephalin.

So, when we cry and calm our minds, the hormones will be activated and lower the cortisol level. As a result, our body will get the signal that we don’t need to retain fat since the stress in our mind has reduced.

Thus, if you cry out whenever you feel stressed, your cortisol levels will lower and fat in our bodies will be metabolized. This’ll lead to a reduction in our body weight.

Note, Only the Tears Caused by Real Emotions Can Help in Lowering Your Body Weight

Someone might think since scientists have said weeping will reduce my weight, why not squeeze some onions near my eyes so that I can cry? Doing this won’t help!

Only the tears caused by real emotions that contain the necessary hormones to lower your cortisol and in turn, reduce your overall weight.

Scientists have also said that the best time to cry out your emotions is between 7 pm and 10 pm.  This’s the time when most people are with their loved ones or are watching emotional movies, and there are high chances of weeping.

So, if your toxic relationship is over or you’re experiencing stressful situations, a good crying can calm your mind and help you make a start towards your dream physique.