I haven’t always been healthy and fit.
In fact, just a few years ago, my face was bloated, my belly was hanging over my jeans, my arms were flabby and my thighs looked like they were dimpled from decades of lethargy – although I would regularly run up to 7 miles at a stretch.
Why was I eating little but salads and running until I dropped only to feel – and look- so unhealthy?
One of the plagues during those years was stress.
I stressed about paying my mortgage. I stressed about getting jobs, losing jobs, keeping the jobs I had. I stressed about family. I stressed about my relationship. But most importantly- I stressed about every single calorie I consumed.
And all this time I was like a rat on a treadmill, never getting anywhere and completely miserable about my situation.
What Does Stress Do To Your Body?
The main reason my belly fat wouldn’t go away, no matter how many miles I ran, is because of a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol spikes when you’re stressed, and it can cause you to retain belly fat.
What is Cortisol?
Cortisol a hormone released by your adrenal glands to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, metabolism, immune system, and inflammatory response.
Cortisol can be very positive – as it’s released to help us pull through stressful or painful situations.
But too much stress causes Cortisol levels to remain elevated.
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Bone Density and Muscle Tissue Erosion
- High Blood Pressure
- Weakened Immune System
- Increased Belly Fat
Why Does Stress Cause Belly Fat?
When you’re stressed, you don’t eat right. You don’t sleep right. You probably don’t give or receive Love right, either!
But in addition, stress causes fat to gather in your belly.
This may be because people eat more ‘bad’ foods when they’re stressed.
When your cortisol levels are high, your blood sugar becomes imbalanced.
You feel hungry, even when you are not.
Or else you eat without feeling satiated.
It’s very common for people to eat their stress away – and it’s one of the most common reasons people say they gain weight.
Moreover, if your blood sugar is out of whack, your body stores MORE fat than it needs because you go into a survival mode.
But it’s also because people don’t relax or come down from their stressful state.
Yoga, walking, playing with children or puppies, praying, journaling, and breathing exercises are all ways you can manage stress in your life.
Another Weird Reason People Gain Belly Fat…
The American Journal of Epidemiology has yet another fascinating opinion on why people gain belly fat.
Scientists analyzed over 3,000 people over 10 years.
Studies show that people with negative relationships were more likely to gain weight than people in positive relationships.
That’s because spending time with Negative Nancy’s causes you to eat more of the wrong foods, and exercise LESS.
Positive people help you make positive decisions!
How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat…
You probably have heard that you can do all the crunches in the world, but it won’t get rid of belly fat.
That’s probably true.
But the most important thing you can do to get rid of belly fat is to boost your metabolism and curb your cravings for foods that are high in sugar or carbs.
Allow yourself to eat more satisfying fats and proteins.
And above all else, drink nature’s most potent Slimming Tea.
Slimming Tea is a high-altitude Oolong that has off-the-charts antioxidants.
What’s more, Slimming tea helps to reduce stress, which causes belly fat.
That’s because it helps you:
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Detoxify chemicals that slow down your body… and your metabolism!
- Boost energy levels and mood – making it easier to exercise!
- Calm your mood with L-Theanine
- Promote synaptic plasticity, memory, and cognitive function due to high flavonoids.
If you want to get rid of belly fat, drink Slimming Tea.
Just two cups a day of Slimming Tea has helped thousands of people lose weight, reduce stress, and feel happier!
Read here about more ways to cut your stress levels…