Trying to get rid of that belly fat?
Diet and exercise not enough?
You’ve heard about how unhealthy stress can be and it can lead to hypertension, depression and even an increased cancer risk.
Now scientific research shows that stress can also make you gain weight!
When under stress your body releases a hormone called cortisol into your blood. Cortisol’s job is to help us replenish our body after the stress has passed.
Cortisol levels can remain elevated, increasing your appetite and driving you to eat more.
So when you are stressed-out (or afterwards), you crave comfort food and at the same time your body is being told to store fat!
The problem is that most of us are stressed almost all the time with very little time to relax or unwind. Being stressed (physical, emotional, mental or environmental factors, real or imagined) has become our normal state of existence.
Even watching television or playing a video game can create a stress-response and produce more cortisol. This chronic stress and elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, are very harmful to your health - and your waist line!
Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS and author of the bestseller “Fat Flush for Life“ discusses the role of cortisol in promoting fat and weight gain.
There are several ways to reduce cortisol which will help you lose fat.
1. De-stress. Take time out and learn to relax. Meditate.
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Get 8 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep causes physical stress, which triggers the release of cortisol.
4. Lower cortisol levels with the natural dietary supplement Relora.
Relora: Recommended by Dr. Mehmet Oz for balancing the stress hormone cortisol.