You may not realize that many of the “go to” activities
many of you turn to when you’re feeling fat are actually keeping you from losing
weight. Worse, they may even be causing weight gain.
Our experience shows that certain weight loss strategies tell the adrenal glands
to produce the stress hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol is a big problem
because it signals our bodies to hold onto fat no matter how we eat or how much
How many weight loss sabotaging activities are part of your everyday life? Below,
we identify three common habits that can derail your efforts. Once you know what’s
stopping you from losing those extra pounds, we can help you get started on lasting,
natural weight loss with new ideas to calm your body’s stress reactions:
3 stress-causing patterns that keep you from losing weight
1. Do you make everything a priority – except sleep?
The latest science is confirming what we’ve said for years — sleep has a big impact
on weight loss efforts. Skimping on sleep burdens your body and quickly leads to
chronic stress — which means persistently high levels of cortisol that encourage
your body to hold on to every extra ounce of fat.
Plus, when you don’t get enough sleep, the body increases levels of the “hunger
hormone”, ghrelin, and decreases satiety hormones like
leptin that make us feel full. Less sleep also affects insulin
regulation and the way we store fat. These hormonal effects have a powerful influence
over your ability to lose
weight. And when you’re tired, isn’t it likely you’ll grab a “pick me up”
full of sugar and caffeine? This produces more stress— and more weight gain.
We recommend women get seven hours of sleep each night. But we know that with our
fast-paced lives it’s more and more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout
the night. That’s why we formulated
Serinisol with sleep-promoting minerals, phosphatidylserine and calming
passionflower. These targeted ingredients in Serinisol help lower cortisol levels,
promote relaxation and improve sleep.
2. Are you getting too much exercise? Unlike our
emotional self, our physical self doesn’t separate “good”
stress from “bad.” Anything that activates our fight or flight response
can have stressful effects. One good example is exercise. Even with all of its benefits,
excess exercise can cause you to retain weight by putting your body under stress.
Thinking that “less is more” when it comes to exercise doesn’t mean you’re not disciplined
or not trying as hard as you can. Cutting back to regular— and reasonable, or even
gentle — levels of exercise may help stabilize your cortisol levels so you can lose
More and more, we suggest that women re-evaluate vigorous exercise routines. Thirty
minutes of exercise a day may be more effective for weight loss than a full hour.
New research also supports the idea that exercising less — such as four times a
week compared to six — helps burn more calories.
3. Are you skipping meals or drastically cutting calories?
Eating more to lose weight sounds crazy to most of us. After all, we’ve had it pounded
into our heads that it’s all about “calories in, calories out.” Is it any wonder
women tend to skip a meal or go an entire day without eating?
Unfortunately, during long periods without eating, cortisol is released to mobilize
glucose, amino acids and fat to prevent low blood sugar. Doing this on a regular
basis keeps both cortisol and insulin high, which means extra sugar gets stored
as fat — primarily around the belly.
And by not eating, you’re depriving your body of the key nutrients it needs to function.
Certain nutrients such as vitamin D, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, l-methylfolate
and chromium are important for your body to support weight loss.
To avoid unnecessary stress on your body, eat three balanced meals a day, as well
as two snacks. Timing is important too: eat breakfast within an hour of waking and
dinner at least three hours before bedtime and a nutritious snack at 10 AM and 4
PM. Eating this way can give you more sustained energy throughout the day.
Putting it all together for weight loss
Whether you’re just starting to consider a weight loss plan or frustrated by trying
and failing to lose those 10 extra pounds, reducing the amount of stress and especially
the amount of cortisol in your body can have a lasting effect on your weight. Our
Weight Loss Resistance Package
with a focus on restoring adrenal balance supports your body and promotes a healthy
metabolism with the proper nutrients, phytotherapy and guidance for eating real
food. It’s much more effective than attempting to exercise hard every day or cutting
out entire food groups.
We think you’ll be surprised at the results you see from a few simple changes! And,
we’re here to help.
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