For people trying
to win the battle of the bulge, there are two known
"demons" they typically must deal with.
That creates dread
for most people. As a result, many will give up LONG
before they reach their goal weight, feeling destined to be
But that might not
be all that's going on here.
Because there's an
unknown factor that can add to the thickness of your love
handles and the lump in your rump.
You see, when your
body gears up to deal with outside stressors, both mental and
physical, two hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) are released to
jump-start fats and carbohydrates in your body for quick energy.
This reflects the
way the human body functioned back in the day of our caveman
ancestors, whose lives depended on how quick their "fight or
flight" reactions were.
Although we're no
longer running from saber-toothed tigers or fighting rival
tribes (our modern stresses are more mental in nature), that
biological programming is still there.
When an event
(physical or mental) occurs that your body sees as stressful,
adrenaline increases your heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac
output and carbohydrate metabolism.
Cortisol then directs
the necessary energy to meet the increased needs of your muscles
or brain to respond to the stress.
stressful event is over, your adrenaline level drops pretty
quickly, but cortisol sticks around to refuel your body and
bring it back to balance.
One way it does
this is it gives you a VORACIOUS appetite, hoping that
you'll replace the fat and carbs you used up during the
This process is
fine if the stress you've just dealt with is sudden and
short-lived, like maybe getting in a fender-bender, going for a
root canal or giving a presentation in front of an audience.
But the problem
arises when people have almost constant stress, day in and day
With chronic stress, cortisol levels go up and STAY up.
This can cause you
to "stress eat" a lot because the cortisol in your body is
constantly telling you to refuel.
= bigger spare tire or muffin top.
elevated cortisol levels can also lead to other problems
including depressed immune function, low thyroid function,
problems with blood sugar control and eventually adrenal burnout
and chronic illness (like type II diabetes, repeated infections,
chronic fatigue, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism).
= less weight
So...in order to
help take off those extra pounds and keep them off (as well as
help prevent chronic illness), it's important to keep your
stress level low.
meditation, therapy, brisk walking, prayer, taking up a hobby,
adopting a pet, getting a massage and listening to music are all
great ways to help curb stress.
In addition, there
are certain nutrients that can naturally help you combat stress.
Zinc is part of at
least 80 different bodily enzyme reactions, and a deficiency of
it can lead to irritability, chronic anger, poor memory,
impaired intellectual ability, loss of taste and smell and
reduced ability to handle stress.
Zinc is found in
oysters, meats and poultry, beans, nuts and whole grains.
stimulate the growth of red blood cells and is part of several
digestive enzymes. Being low in copper causes physical weakness,
digestive problems and breathing problems.
of copper are oysters, clams, crab, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds,
peanut butter, lentils, beans and whole grains.
B6 is involved in
over 100 different enzyme reactions in the body, including the
one that converts the amino acid tryptophan to serotonin (your
body's natural antidepressant).
A Vitamin B6
deficiency can cause irritability, depression, confusion, mouth
sores, weakened immune function and intellectual decline.
Dietary sources of
B6 include bananas, salmon, turkey, chicken, potatoes, and
Fatty Acids (EFA's)
acids are essential because they are involved in the functioning
of the brain.
linked to decreased memory and mental abilities, nerve tingling,
poor vision, lowered immune function, increased LDL (bad)
cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
Easily found food
sources of Omega-3's are walnuts, Brazil nuts, avocados, dark
leafy greens, salmon, tuna and sesame seeds.
Now, each of these
stress-fighting nutrients is released during digestion, being
absorbed through the intestines into your bloodstream and lymph
system and eventually carried to your organs and tissues.
So it's essential
to make sure your digestion and nutrient absorption are as
efficient as possible, so you actually GET the nutrients your
Two keys to
being able to absorb those stress-busting nutrients
In order to
maximize your nutrient absorption and make your digestion smooth
and thorough, it's important to eat combinations of foods that
don't result in overproduction of acid (and destruction of
It's also crucial
to help keep your population of intestinal beneficial bacteria
strong, since they too aid in digestion and nutrient absorption.
combination of Great Taste
No Pain and Super Shield probiotic formula can help you achieve this
In the Great Taste
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for smooth, efficient digestion. And while it's not
necessary to make the dishes in the recipe book, if you do like
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In addition to
eating the right foods together, another key component to
efficient digestion is having adequate enzymes to carry out the
Problem is, most
people who have had a typical diet and especially those who rely
on antacids a lot (am I talking about you?) have diminished
their body's enzyme-making ability.
Digestizol Max is a unique blend of 14 plant derived enzymes
(so it's perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike) that
will give your body the help it needs to properly break down
your meals and enhance nutrient absorption.
how Digestizol Max does that here.
And let's not
forget about that humble little friendly flora in your gut.
probiotic formula contains 13
medical-grade strains of potent beneficial bacteria that are
feisty and just waiting to line your gut wall and carry out
their job to help keep your digestion tip-top, enhance nutrient
absorption and strengthen your immune system.
all the ways Super Shield can help you here.
We all have stress
in our lives...but it doesn't need to make you sick or
When you take
natural measures to combat stress and support your body with the
right nutrients, you are far more likely to see that scale
number come down to where you want it to be...and stay there.
To your health,
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