2. Manage stress levels. Chronic stress causes your brain to shrink and your belly to grow. Chronically elevated levels of your stress hormone cortisol cause increased blood sugar and cholesterol, depression, dementia, and promotes the accumulation of belly fat that we so commonly see in patients with insulin resistance or diabetes. You crave sugar and carbs and seek comfort food.
Here’s the thing. If you want to lose pounds, you need to first lose the ideas that keep you stuck in an endless cycle of yo-yo dieting. You need to let go of the beliefs and perspectives that sabotage your goal of permanent weight loss and vibrant health.
Thinking the way you’ve always thought and doing things you’ve always done will only lead to more of the same. I’m here to say-
In a cheerful way!
Accepting that things have to be a little different in order to see results is an absolute must. I am here to tell you that if your mindset is open to change, then you can do this. Following even just a few of the tips below wil be a great start in not only decreasing your waistline, but in furthering your health and vitality:
1. Eat real food. When we eat real food, which contains many nutrients, we are more satisfied, eat less, and lose belly fat. Getting adequate vitamins and minerals helps you burn calories more efficiently, helps regulate appetite, lowers inflammation, boosts detoxification, aids digestion, regulates stress hormones, and helps your cells become more insulin sensitive. Along with lots of green vegetables, include protein in every meal since studies show it keeps you fuller longer so you lose more weight.
3. Address food sensitivities. We often crave the very foods we are allergic to. Getting off them is not easy, but after two to three days without them, you will have renewed energy, relief from cravings and symptoms, and begin to shed belly fat. Gluten and dairy are two big food sensitivities that I eliminate right off with my 30 Days To Lean Groups.
4. Get 7– 8 hours of sleep. Not getting enough sleep drives sugar and carb cravings by affecting your appetite hormones. Poor sleep also adversely impacts fat-regulating hormones like leptin and ghrelin.
If you aim to implement these 4 tips daily, I am confident you will not only begin to see belly fat disappear within 4-5 days, but you will feel so much better.
I Want You to Know This
You do not have to wait 4,5, or 6 weeks to feel really good and leaner around the middle. You must know that a few days of diligence, and getting out of the rough, will open up your eyes to the real possibilities of becoming not just more trim, but more healthy too.