The whole gut/brain connection is really, really important to understand. Stress directly effects your weight and shape. If you are already making good choices and already exercising but not seeing results, this is something to consider. This article doesn't include a Probiotic as a key to overcoming stess, but I believe probiotics have made a huge difference in my healing from the inside out. The author does mention how a magnesium deficiency can lead to food cravings!