On one side, emotional factors lead to over eating and on another side, suppressed emotions prevent you from loosing obesity.
Your stress changes your metabolism itself.
Do You Have Belly Fat?
The defense reaction is followed by increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system and a factor in Essential hypertension.
Defeat reaction is characterized by increased activity along the corticotropin releasing factor‐adreno‐corticotropin hormone‐cortisol axis, resulting in the inhibition of gonadotropin secretion. Such endocrine disturbances are followed by metabolic aberrations, and probably also by the accumulation of visceral fat.
Increased Waist / Hip Circumference Ratio could be a symptom of chronic hypothalamic arousal as a result of a defeat reaction to psychosocial pressures