Reducing Cortisol Levels Can Help You To Lose Weight


May 18, 2022

 by Nicole Grevelis
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😳Reducing Cortisol Levels Can Help You To Lose Weight

It is now known that stress can actually stop weight loss!
Stress can cause your body to secrete high levels of the cortisol hormone into your bloodstream.

Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands and is important for the regulation of blood pressure, the immune system, and a plethora of other important bodily functions.

Cortisol is good in small amounts, however, high levels can lead to an increase in abdominal fat, which can lead to heart attacks, and strokes and can also increase your bad cholesterol levels, while decreasing the good cholesterol levels😐

High levels of cortisol can also decrease your bone density, leading to osteoporosis and loss of muscle tissue. Loss of muscle tissue will slow down metabolism.
... and we know what that leads to....
Skinny fat. Fragility. Weakness. Higher likelihood to have dis-ease.


What to do?
Keep control of cortisol by practicing relaxation techniques.

Relaxation can be achieved in a number of ways.
°Exercise
°Mediation
°Yoga
`Continues Breath Work
°Taking a walk


Changes toward healthier eating habits, better sleep, and even organizing your time to be more efficient can hugely reduce stress, as well!

 

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🙋‍♀️Nicole G.
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