How does Stress affect Fat Loss?

How does Stress affect Fat Loss?

Stress can have an enormous effect on fat loss because it can lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol, which can cause the body to hold onto fat stores, particularly in the abdominal area.

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress. Due to its nature it's often referred to as the "stress hormone." However, cortisol plays a number of important roles in the body, including regulating blood pressure, glucose metabolism, and the immune system.

Chronic stress may also lead to poor or even lack of sleep. This can have a negative impact on fat loss efforts, as well as an increase in appetite and cravings for unhealthy foods.

Additionally, stress can greatly interfere with physical activity and healthy eating habits, which are really important for supporting fat loss. It is so important to manage stress in a healthy way and to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular physical...

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How to Achieve a Caloric Deficit without Counting Calories

How to Achieve a Caloric Deficit without Counting Calories 

This is a questions I receive all the time. Counting calories is a mentally exhausting task that, in my opinion, can really cause a lot of negative stress on the. body. A caloric deficit is essential for weight loss and can be achieved in a number of ways without tracking calories. Here are three examples:

1. Eat more fiber-rich foods slowly: Foods that are high in fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, can help you feel fuller for longer and prevent overeating - but only if you consume them at a slower pace. The stomach will expand and the hormones will tell the brain that you are full. These foods are also generally lower in calories, making it easier to create a caloric deficit.

2. Incorporate more physical activity into your routine: By increasing your activity level, the ability to burn more calories and create a deficit goes up. This can be as simple as going for a walk after dinner or taking the...

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