Chronic Stress vs Happy HormonesApr 19, 2023
There is a lot going on in our world, our country, our state, our city, and our neighborhoods. There is more stress in your life today than your ancestors. You must take small steps daily to get this stress under control because it is deadly.
Stress can cause heart disease, cancer, weight gain, depression, and many other diseases. Stress will jack up your cortisol levels which cause these diseases. The good news is that stress can be controlled by what we eat and how we think.
You’ve heard me say I believe you are what you Eat & Drink, Wear and Think. What you Eat & Drink and Think – can save your life – literally. Here’s how:
- What you eat. A stressed body is a fat-storage paradise. Stress can be controlled by what you eat. Your diet plays an enormous role in the stress response. Sugar is the main stressor of the body. Your body reacts with sugar as if a tiger is chasing you. Processed foods also increase stress in your body. Refined foods are damaging. You need to eat a balance of whole real foods, healthy fats, and plant food. When you shift your diet, you literally shift your stress response. That is one of the things I love most about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Training your brain to eat whole foods in the right amount, at the right time for the right reason. We track macro nutrients or what I like to call “magic” tracking. Build a hormone friendly plate.
- What you think. Thoughts create a stress response. Your mindset can control your stress. It’s not what is happening to you – it’s the meaning you make of what happens to you. Get the ANTS out of your head – Automatic Negative Thoughts. There is a way to reset your mind and body. You do this by learning to actively relax and reset your nervous system. This is not accomplished by watching T.V.
Here are a few ways to reduce stress:
It is time we all get a handle on our relationship with stress. Our lives depend on it.