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.
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Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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