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Is stress affecting your weight?

January 6, 2018

Is your nutrition and training going well, but you just can't seem to shake that weight?

I could ask you if you are stressed... but I think I already know the answer to that question as you would not have started reading this unless you were. 

 

So here is the thing our hormones play such a vital role in our health from our weight to our mental state, if your hormones are not in balance then you sure won't be. One of the biggest mistakes I see in the gym is people start to train more and more when they don't see any results, but the real question is: what is happening on the inside? 

 

Let's be real, if you are eating crap or not exercising then this advice can help a little but you should probably go back to the basics, clean up your food and get exercising.

However if you have been doing those things and you still can't seem to find the answer, then maybe you need to try and relax more. 

 

Sometimes you may not think you are 'stressed' but your body will assess things differently. Stress can be from the environment such as your family, work or any other daily tasks vs the amount of exercise you complete daily including cleaning the house, gardening or shopping not just gym workouts. 

 

We get so busy in our lives that we don't actually have that down time to rejuvenate our bodies, before we know it our body has been under stress for many hours, days or even weeks. This can cause cortisol a hormone in the body to be constantly released causing high levels or even low levels due to damaging the receptors to know when to release.

 

We all may understand these feelings as anxiety, tiredness, mood swings, weak muscles and the list goes on. Put the pressure of your own goals & additional training to only increase the situation. 

 

When it comes to stress & exercise, less is more.

 

So here it is, some tips & tricks:

1. Review your nutrition - most people actually are not eating enough, so review your daily plan

2. Consider reducing your training and train smarter! 

3. Remove all sugar and packet/processed foods

4. Reduce your alcohol intake

5. Stop for a minimum 5 minutes within your day - this includes NO phones, tv anything

6. Find balance - enjoy friend/family time

7. Don't sweat the small stuff

 

xoxo MetaCorr       

 

 

 

 

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