If you’re having trouble with losing weight, stress might be the culprit behind all your failure. Stress can set off a whole range of processes within you that can keep your body from burning off those unwanted pounds. Keep reading to see just how your frazzled nerves might be preventing you from achieving the body you’ve always dreamed of.
1) Stress Can Make You Crave Unhealthy Foods
It is very common for people to eat during times of stress. A sweet or salty snack is the perfect way for our bodies to be comforted in times of uncertainty, and this nurturing feeling sure can get addicting. When we eat as an emotional response (like anger, sadness, or stress) this is called comfort eating. Everyone has their own particular comfort food, and normally they are none too healthy—including things like ice cream, candy, pizza, or chocolate.
If you’re having trouble controlling your stress cravings, then maybe it’s time to start working on your stress instead. Dr. Lane and all of his staff at Lean Healthy Life can help you with that and much more.
2) Stress Triggers Hormones Responsible For Weight Gain
In times of duress, your body releases chemicals known as stress hormones. Among the most common of these hormones is cortisol, which is thought to be responsible for abdominal fat buildup. There are even studies showing that people can gain weight simply from being unable to cope with their stressful surroundings!
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lane at Lean Healthy Life today to see if we can help you find the relaxation your body needs to achieve its weight loss goals.
3) Stress Can Slow Down Your Metabolism
When excess amounts of cortisol are introduced into your bloodstream, your body responds by slowing down its metabolism. This slowing down means that you can be eating the same amounts of food but burning fewer calories than you normally would! Stressful situations are literally helping you pack on the pounds!
Thankfully, when you choose Dr. Eric Lane and all the talented team members at Lean Healthy Life, you can be sure that you’re receiving solutions that take an integrated, holistic approach to your unique weight loss and stress problems. Our techniques include both meditation and weight loss counseling, and they have been proven effective by our numerous satisfied clients over the years.
Dr. Lane’s fantastic weight loss programs have even caught the eye of celebrity trainer Chris Powell, star of ABC’s hit reality series, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Here’s what he had to say:
“Dr. Lane’s holistic approach to overall wellness is such a refreshing change from traditional weight loss treatment. His no-nonsense take on nutrition and the food industry is a wake up call to us all. But most of all, I love his underlying emphasis on empowering ourselves to pursue a better quality of life. Keep up the amazing work, Doc!”