Today's message is about stress and the impact it has on our attempts to lose weight. Lets face it Christmas, and the after effects of that additional financial pressure, perhaps relationship pressures and your overloaded inbox at work can combine to severely elevate your stress levels.
Increase in stress triggers a hormone response releasing cortisol which in simple terms can contribute to loss of muscle mass, increased fat storage (particularly around the waistline) and impulses to over eat. Even if you are making good food choices then if stressed, your body will work against you, making it less likely you will achieve those positive changes in body shape.
The answer? Obviously removing the root cause of the stress can often be impossible so it becomes about managing the stress. These are my 5 top tips to managing stress:-
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