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Are you fed up with not being able to lose weight and keep it off? Sick and tired of constantly trying to figure out what to have for your next meal? Are you bored of the same old bland meals? Also, worrying about what to eat is another form of unneeded stress that leads to elevated cortisol and eventually increased belly fat.
What is Cortisol? Think of cortisol as nature’s built-in alarm system. It’s your body’s main stress hormone. It works with certain parts of your brain to control your mood, motivation, and fear.
Did you know that in 2013, Americans spent an estimated $2.4 billion on weight-loss diets and pills, according to a report by research firm IBIS World?
Yet, still more than 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. So what’s going on here?
Well, one of the largest studies on this topic out of UCLA found that people who diet typically lose 5% to 10% of their starting weight in the first six months, but between one-third and two-thirds of them end up REGAINING more weight than they lost within four to five years.
Why does this happen?
First, when you eat foods that trigger inflammation inside your body – like many diet and processed foods and even seemingly healthy foods like whole grains and soy – your adrenal glands pump out the stress hormone cortisol. Over time, this chronically high level of cortisol prompts your body to store more fat around your stomach and vital organs.
Also, worrying out about what to eat is another form of unneeded stress that leads to elevated cortisol and eventually increased belly fat.
Okay, now it’s time to get down to the business of shrinking your waistline.