Would you believe that many of the people I consult are not able to lose fat because they are stressed!
Stress is a natural physical occurrence to get our body prepared to fight or flight.It is a basic instinct that kicks in when we feel under danger and helps us avoid a bad situation and is necessary for LIFE.
It saves us by helping us run or get out of the way of danger
Interestingly though, a stress response can be generated in our bodies in a number of ways:
Thoughts Situations Feelings
Pain Medications Work
Foods People Events
All of these can generate a stress response in our body.
So what happens in a stress response?
WE get a release in the stress hormones cortisol, testosterone, adrenaline and noradrenalin, which stimulates the body to “fight or flee”and you experience:
> Released sugar in your blood stream (causes anxiety, a thrill, agitation)
> Your heart rate increases
> Your blood pressure goes up
These hormones (adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol) result in a switching off of non urgent functions which leads to…