There are tons of things you are doing every day that are increasing your stress levels. If you are trying to lose fat, it’s important to acknowledge what they are, and get them under control. Stress triggers binge eating, sleep deprivation and causes digestive problems. Some of digestive issues include indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn. But, most importantly, it can take away your motivation to go to the gym. Without exercise, you will not burn calories or lose fat.