This sneaky thing is making you fat
You might have heard that stress kills.
Did you know it can also make you fat?
When we’re stressed, our bodies release the hormone cortisol. It’s part of the “fight or flight” reaction that served a super-important function in caveman times when our ancestors encountered, say, a saber-tooth tiger.
But it can be deadly in our modern world, leading to adrenal fatigue, sugar cravings, and overeating, – which can cause us to be overweight and want more sugar.
Which causes more stress.
Add the stress of triathlon training and all the sugary sports nutrition and we have a serious problem.
Vicious circle, indeed.
Stress also causes a lot of people to indulge in “comfort foods,” which tend to be high-fat (the wrong fat), high-sodium, and high-sugar.
How many times have you come home from a hard day and cracked open a bag of potato chips or polished off a pizza? It happens.
So, learn to manage your stress by breathing better, training correctly, improving sleep, substitute alcohol for something healthier, and eating a nutrient dense metabolically efficient diet.
Try yoga, meditation, mindfulness, or getting lost in a good book or listening and singing along to music, instead of reaching for the crap.
When you feel your body tensing up, notice it, and deliberately choose to calm down with three deep belly breaths.
Smile, even a fake one. It actually does lead our brains to smiling and meaning it. Similarly, “fake laughing” produces the same stress-fighting physical reaction that “real” laughter does.
If you’ve been doing all the right things and your body isn’t changing, you know where you should be looking – into your ability to manage stress and your training. To learn how to recover better.
Hit reply and let me know if this happens to sound familiar.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.
Great blog. Live by faith. Sounds easy. Life is full of stress. But we can control some of it by being intentional and developing healthy habits , prayer life. Spiritual fitness.
Thanks for the feedback
You are living proof of this!!