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In our daily lives, we have numerous causes
of stress. Our jobs, our bosses, our kids, our friends, our loved ones,
traffic, etc. are just a few of the sources of our stress. With so many
sources of stress that we have to deal with day in and day out,
is something of great importance to our overall health and well-being.
Our bodies have a
built in system that is intended to give us "fight or flight" energy
when we are in danger. When our body is under stress, this system kicks
in and releases hormones that cause fast energy production, and then
increase our appetite in order to replace the fuel that was burned in
the process. In this system, cortisol is the recovery hormone that
increases appetite. Stress causes elevated levels of cortisol in the
body, which can cause us to eat even when we really do not need to.
Cortisol also promotes the storage of fat in the abdominal area. This in
addition to the fact that stress itself increases emotional eating and
often causes us to make poor food choices can lead to weight gain.
Because of this, when we are trying to lose weight, reducing stress is a
good thing to work on.
When you compound the problem with the fact that our busy lives often
leave little time for relaxation, it can be difficult to reduce stress
and keep our stress levels in check. When we are trying to diet and lose
some extra weight, being stressed out can also sabotage our weight loss
is one of the best ways of reducing stress. Unfortunately most people
do not get enough of it. Sometimes taking time away from the daily grind
to read a book, enjoy a good movie or engage in a favorite hobby can
take our minds off of everything else and lower our stress level. Other
times this alone is not enough. We have helped many of our dieters to
manage their stress and the affects it can have on their weight loss
goals. Our stress reducing products can help to relieve
stress and curb emotional eating urges when that little bit of extra
help is needed.