Ingredient #6 to healthy weight loss is stress reduction. When you are doing everything else right and you still can’t lose weight, it’s almost always linked to either too much stress or a hormonal imbalance. Stress plays a huge role in causing your body to hang onto fat. This is actually a normal physiological response. During times of famine, stress hormones played a huge role in helping us stay alive by causing our bodies to hang onto fat and prompting us to go looking for more food.
In today’s society our rising stress level is much more likely to be caused by deadlines or overcommitted schedules. Unfortunately, your body doesn’t recognize this difference and treats all stress the same way. As a result, stress is a big factor in weight gain.
When dealing with stress, first do what you can to eliminate the cause. Often this is not possible. In this case, the trick to dealing with stress is to acknowledge it and have key strategies in place to reduce the negative effect that it is having on your body.
Learning how to reduce your stress is one of the key components of the First Get Healthy program. For more information, visit www.firstgethealthy.com.