Friday, May 6, 2011

Want to De-Jiggle your Body?

Here's a little insert from the Daily Mail via Jillian Michaels, she says:

I'll start with the bad news: studies show a clear link between cortisol, a hormone your body releases when you're stressed, and excess belly fat. Back when we were being chased by lions in the jungle, cortisol came in handy helping us run faster now, when the boss starts to push your buttons, or you're running late — these "fight or flight" hormones have nowhere to go, and our bodies stay in stress mode, corroding our organs and glands until our systems shut down. Individuals who secrete the most stress-response cortisol also have the most fat on their bellies, and are more likely to experience regular spikes in carb cravings. 

Now for the good news:
 there are at least half a dozen ways to regulate your body's production of cortisol — and not one of them is a sit-up! From changing the types of proteins and grains in your diet to the time of day you eat, to how much caffeine you're taking into your body each day, you can dramatically affect the amount of cortisol that lingers in your system and see a slimmer, flatter belly!  


Personally I've heard that licorice and grapefruit are amazing with regards to the above, as they break down Cortisol. Of-course exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water, along with ingesting Whole Food, is going to have a drastic effect on your body...  eHow Health States, "Stay away from foods that are processed or packed with sugar and simple carbohydrates such as candy, cake, pasta and white rice. These types of foods can increase insulin levels which lead to the release of stress hormones. Instead, opt for food that is high in fiber like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It is important to remember that it does not really matter if you eat three normal meals or six smaller meals as much as it is important to consume all of the nutrients that your body needs at some point throughout the day." Read more: Cortisol Reducing Foods | 

Powerful stuff... a secret weapon to beating F² (Fat and Flab).... 


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