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If you've ever wondered why you've plateaued, or feel like you're stuck in a losing and gaining cycle, your stress and anxiety levels can be to blame. "While calories count, so does the environment into which the calories are entering. Your body maintains a delicate balance of hormones at all times, and if stress hormones are running high, even if you're also [being active], you may find that you're not able to lose weight easily," says Diane Sanfilippo,New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo. "We all know someone who seems to 'run a lot' or 'works out all the time' yet maintains an otherwise stressful lifestyle and can't seem to shed the pounds — the reason could be the stress."