Have you noticed that your belly has grown a little? Do you still feel inflamed, no matter what you do and how much you move? Vineyard can be stress!
This unhappy fat!
Do you do everything right, and yet you can not get lost in an area – around your abdomen? According to health expert Jackie Wicks, co-author of the new book Cheats & Eats: Lifestyle Program, it does not have to be a diet or a lack of movement. So what? Stressful lifestyle.
You eat too many fats and unhealthy sugars, exercise at least two to three times a week, drink alcohol exceptionally. You see that the body reacts positively, you have developed your thighs, shoulders, shoulders, but one part remains the same: fat in your belly. Usually, in this case, we blame aging, sedentary work or even the weather. But the reality may be different. Believe it or not, for the fat on your belly can be responsible stressful life.
How does it work?
Jackie Wicks claims that excess fat in the abdomen area can be caused by the cortisol imbalance. Cortisol is essential for being active, empowers motivation and the ability to focus on the problem being solved. In the morning, your level increases so you can get up and work on your homework. It is also released during exercise as well as acute stress.
Too much cortisol
The body's response to stress is this: the adrenal glands in this situation begin to produce high levels of cortisol and the body is flooded with glucose to give immediate energy to the muscles. Insulin is also released to prevent the storage of glucose in the form of fat. When the stress disappears, the problem is resolved, the hormonal balance returns to normal.
Stress can also be positive
It is common for everyone to experience stress – not to look positively – to help us solve the problem. However, if it lasts longer, is often repeated or is chronic, it is a major problem for our body and psyche. You know that many diseases and mental and physical conditions can arise from stress. Persistent stress affects the immune system, increases blood pressure, risk of heart and vascular disease, but can also cause weight loss or recruitment problems.
How Does Cortisol Affect Abdominal Fat?
Cortisol is associated with fat in the abdomen in several ways. It can release the fat from the places where it is stored and send it to the abdomen area. The second is that after a stress, it usually causes a feeling of hunger, which can lead to overwork. Any unused glucose is stored as fat. Another interesting fact is that cortisol can also affect your taste and you need to consume less healthy foods and more calories.
Symptoms that your abdominal fat is the result of stress:
You do not feel sober.
On the contrary, you have the feeling, even after a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner, that you would have eaten four more meals. They will savor sweet and greasy foods and you need something to eat all day.
You feel overwhelmed.
You feel like one more thing, a job, a phone call or an expression, and you're going to explode, you're going to fall apart, it's going to ruin you. Cortisol imbalance also appears.
After exercise, you are hungry – but unhealthy foods
It is common for exercise to be hungry. But if you do not like to eat healthy foods – poor meats, fish and a lot of vegetables, but feel the need to eat foods rich in calories, this can be a sign of stress hormone imbalance. However, these conditions can also result in intense and rapid exercise.