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Stress Less for Bigger Losses !

Folks, it’s time to check our stress levels. This is a very stressful time of year so let’s make a mental note of how we are all feeling.

When we stress, we raise adrenaline levels.   Chronic stress can lead to the higher levels of the hormone cortisol, and persistent high levels of cortisol plays a role in fat deposition around the middle section and obesity.  We need to keep our stress in check in order to avoid the cascade around adrenaline and cortisol.  This mid-section weight gain is also associated with diseases such as fatty liver, diabetes and heart disease.  Do yourself a solid and work on decreasing stress levels right now.
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Another big issue is how when we are feeling stressed, we reach for high sugar, high fat foods to soothe us.  This “soothing effect” just ends up adding lbs and damaging our health.  Studies show time and time again that too much stress causes our waists to grow and our pants to get tighter.  There are studies which show that the highest cortisol levels are from those people who are overweight or have an unhealthy hip to waist ratio.  Stress makes us gain weight.
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Rather than getting all stressed out and try to tackle a fad diet or crazy gym routine to lose lbs quickly, try a more gentle way.  Break down your stresses into smaller packages – tackle those stresses.  Don’t procrastinate and put off what needs to be done today.  Get it done or delegate it to somebody else.  This will enable you to take some time to relax and have fun.  Your cortisol levels will thank you and they will come down when the pressure is off and you will be able to feel your waist band loosening up again.  Your health will always benefit mentally and physically when you lighten up your stress load.

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About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric patients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens.

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