Live In Fitness – Stress Against Weight Loss

The vulnerable state under which stress puts you has a very unfortunate relationship with your eating habits. You’ll find yourself in disadvantage on a battle against your weight loss efforts. A mental or emotional stability is vital when it comes to loosing weight because the body will get into it’s own process which will have to go in hand with the mind and heart.

When you’re stressed your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol which has been linked with the buildup of abdominal fat. Your metabolic process also gets affected by the release of these hormones slowing down your metabolism, this interferes is by not burning the same calories as you used to. 

Stress is also associated with weight gain because it distracts your brain building up a feeling of hunger that it’s also described as a way back to your comfortable zone. But not all cases work this way, some lead to a loss of appetite causing you to loose weight unexpectedly.

Weather you lost or gained weight thanks to anxiety or a dramatic event in your life that caused in you a great deal of stress the best way to get back on the road is the gym. Exercise decreases the stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins.  Endorphins are the body’s natural feel good chemicals, and when they are released through exercise, your mood is boosted naturally. A weight loss camp or a fitness retreat rely a lot of their success stories on creating an environment where you mental and emotional state is always stable. Once you’ve achieved to lower your stress levels the gym should be your first option and being more strategic about your diet will be key to achieve your goal. 

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