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Stress prevents you from reaching your Weight Loss Goal


Our body is poor chemistry. At all times the body is releasing hormones and other chemicals into the blood stream to be able to function properly. Unfortunately many people taken an additional drug daily which, taken in excessive amounts, causes weight gain. The drug I am talking about is stress. A certain amount of stress is usually no harm at all. But unfortunately many people nowadays are under permanent stress during their day.

Stress begins in our mid-brain, in the part called amygdala in the limbic system. When it senses danger (real or imagined), it tells our brain to initiate a physiological stress response called the fight-or-flight response. Even mild stress like daily worries can cause this reaction. the same stress response happens when we experience common negative emotions like anger, fear, and guilt. If this response is activated an overproduction of the hormone cortisol is created. Cortisol is linked to increased appetite, sugar cravings, and added abdominal fat. Additionally the adrenaline levels increase, the muscles tighten, and the blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar all rise so that we are able to react faster. We are entirely in the self-defense mode which causes the slow down or even complete shut down of less essential functions such as digestion. This has a negative impact on the metabolism and prevents the body from absorbing the nutrients, which can trigger a feeling of hunger.

So even if we exercising and eating right, stress can disrupt our weight loss efforts.

That is why EFT tapping is a powerful tool. It disrupts the fight-or-flight response quickly and we can return to a more relaxed state.

How tapping lowers your stress please go the article EFT and stress management.

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