Cut Out The Stress for Fat LossJul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8
Are you struggling to lose weight but can’t seem to shed the pounds that you want? Are you following a strict diet that you are unhappy with, and you are still not able to lose weight? Are you loading up on fat burners and caffeine to lose fat but the fat still won't come off? What are you supposed to do now? Just give up? Absolutely not!
If you are struggling to lose weight but you think you are doing everything right, the problem might be because you haven’t prepped your body for fat loss. The number one reason you are not as lean as you want to be is most likely because of stress. If so, where is it coming from? Stress can effect you from any angle, whether it be a lack of sleep, cold temperatures, over-training, poor nutrition, strict dieting, lack of sunshine, work stress, relationship stress...and the list goes on. What ever your stressors may be, find them out and start working on minimizing them! So what do these stressors do?
First off, Stressors can increase hunger. Not sleeping enough is a great way to increase hunger and sugar cravings, so make sure you are getting around 8 hours of sleep a night.
Second, Stressors can decrease insulin sensitivity. What does this mean? Well it means that it's going to be a lot harder for you to metabolize and utilize glucose from carbohydrates causing you to store fat instead of burn off the fat and carbs.
Thirdly, Caffeine increases cortisol levels, and although its great to have five or six cups of coffee a day, you actually reduce insulin sensitivity again, i.e. storing fat not burning it! So bottom line: stress is making you fat and keeping you fat! So what's the solution? DE-STRESS.
- Cut out the caffeine
- Eat a balanced diet, not a strict stressful diet
- Get 8 hours of sleep minimum
- Get organized
- Cut out bad relationships
- Don’t overtrain
- Switch up your routine and keep it fun
If you still want a secret to de-stress and burn fat, I have an awesome supplement for you. Night Ops by Ballistic Labs is marketed as a night-time fat burner that is caffeine free but guess what, It is actually a de-stressor and fat burner! This formula works to relax you with three key ingredients:
- Green Coffee Bean
- Raspberry Keytone
- Coleus Forskohlii