Body & Mind
First and foremost, lets tackle Your Stress
In an Ohio State University study, women who were experiencing high levels of stress burned fewer calories after eating a fatty meal than their peers.
- When you’re stressed your body goes into Fight
or Flight mode
- Hormones shift, and your metabolism can slow, because your body wants to conserve energy and store fat for the challenges ahead.
- Higher levels of the stress hormone Cortisol can also disrupt sleep and increase hunger, making U crave foods high in sugar and fat.
Let’s change the way stress affects U!
- Mediating for at least 20 minutes a day can
help counteract the physiological effects of stress, even at the cellular
- Find a few minutes a day to calm your mind!
- Get a good night sleep
- The hormone ghrelin, which makes U hungry,
tends to rise if U don’t sleep well-and leptin, which tells U when you’re full,
tends to drop.
- Throws off your hunger cues, and slows your metabolism!
- Sleep-deprived people tend to eat more!
- Find what’s keeping U up and work to fix it this week!
Researches at the University of Pennsylvania found that when subjects were allowed to sleep only 4 hours a night for 5 nights in a row, their resting metabolic rate decreased by about 50 calories per day!
- Tackle Your Eating Habits
- Your goal is to fuel your metabolism with frequent nutrient-rich meals!