Are You a Stress Eater? Here’s How to Fix It
Have you ever noticed you tend to eat more when you’re stressed?
You’re more likely to reach for that cookie or candy bar—or even a slice of bread—because it just seems to make you feel better.
That’s why it’s called comfort food.
This isn’t just a bad habit. It’s a sign that your body is overloaded with the stress hormone, cortisol.
It could be the reason you’re gaining weight, and the thing that’s preventing you from losing it, too.
To lose the weight, you have to break the cycle of chronic stress. And the best way to do it isn’t some newfangled technology or patented drug… it’s a natural remedy that has been around for thousands of years.
Studies show that this ancient treatment can not only help balance your cortisol levels—it can set you on the path to shedding those stress-related pounds once and for all.
Cortisol is very beneficial when its released in small amounts. It helps keep you motivated, it helps manage your blood pressure, it strengthens your immune system, and so much more.
But chronic stress leads to chronically high cortisol levels—and that’s where your problems begin.
Chronically elevated cortisol sets in motion a chain reaction that leads to higher insulin levels, which cause drops in blood sugar levels, which cause you to crave sugary foods.
In the end, you’re not just feeling the effects of the stress, you’re staring at them in the mirror.
Just another thing to be stressed about!
Fortunately, researchers have found that an herb that has been used for centuries could be the key to keeping cortisol levels—and the weight gain they cause—in check.
It’s called ashwagandha, and it is an adaptogen, which is a type of nutrient that is hailed for its ability to help the body “adapt” to its environment.
Adaptogens essentially restore balance by safeguarding your body from the negative effects of stress.
How does it do that? By blocking cortisol!
In one study, people who took ashwagandha had 28% lower cortisol levels than those taking a placebo. As a result, they also experienced improvements in tests measuring stress, anxiety, and overall well-being.
Ashwagandha is one of the simplest—and fastest—ways of getting your cortisol (and ultimately, your stress weight) under control.
But it’s not the only way.
There are numerous lifestyle techniques that can reduce your stress levels. Take a walk (you’ll be getting the added benefit of sunlight), read, listen to music—or if you’re really feeling ambitious, you could do some yoga.
But whatever method you take, if you try to lose the weight without dealing with your stress—and your cortisol levels—you’re fighting a losing battle.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
P.S. If you want to whip your cortisol levels back into shape, give my new weight-loss breakthrough AdiThin X3 a try. Ashwagandha is one of the key ingredients – and today you can try it 100% RISK-FREE!
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
These days, bad medical advice is like a bad penny. It just keeps turning up. I hear it from my patients all the time, and I do my best to educate them – as well as my readers like you – about medical truths based on real scientific evidence. That’s why today, I have an...
Wouldn’t it be great if you could eat whatever you wanted and not worry about gaining weight or developing diabetes? Well, I can’t help you with the weight part… but I can help with diabetes. Researchers have found a simple way to END your diabetes. And it doesn’t involve counting calories or restricting the types...
When it comes to autoimmune disorders, the location of the attack determines the disease. If your immune system attacks your joints… rheumatoid arthritis. If it attacks your intestines… Crohn’s disease. If it attacks your central nervous system… multiple sclerosis. You get the picture. Mainstream medicine addresses each autoimmune disease with a different drug… none of...
Whether you’re overweight… or diligently watch the scale… Whether you’re a person who runs on the treadmill… or if you run from treadmills… We could all do more to make sure we’re not yet another heart disease statistic. But if you’ve been told that you need to take drastic measures and upend your life to...
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Fighting fire with fire.” This concept doesn’t always work… and often can make things worse. But that’s not the case when it comes to cancer cells. That’s why researchers have come up with a revolutionary new anti-cancer treatment. It involves infecting cancer cells with the common cold. And believe it...
Maintaining muscle mass as you get older isn’t about looking good in your swim trunks or impressing ladies at the gym (although that never hurts). Instead, it’s about being able to climb the stairs… open spaghetti sauce jars… and walk with steadiness and confidence. In other words, it’s about maintaining your independence. But instead of...
Like I’ve said before, my gold standard for whether or not a treatment works is whether or not it can help you live longer. Using this simple metric means that lots of common drugs –like statins and aspirin – just don’t measure up. But according to new research, there’s a dead-simple and delicious way to...
Navigating prostate cancer is like going through a maze filled with land mines. Should you watch and wait? Have aggressive surgery to remove the tumor? Undergo radiation? All options come with risks, but some are worse than others. Now, a recent study has revealed that one particular treatment for prostate cancer has a risk no...
They say that nothing is certain but death and taxes… But I have one more thing to add to the list: the side effects of Big Pharma’s drug. Every time you pop a pill, you’re trading a potential benefit for a definite risk – especially when it comes to anti-cancer drugs. But what if there...
If you ever smoked in your life, chances are you’re paying the price now. Years of inhaling toxic smoke really do a number on your lungs. You can’t take a deep breath… you get out of breath easily… and you’re just plain tired all the time. And don’t get me started on that nagging cough. ...