"2-Tip" Tuesday becomes "3-Tip Tuesday for today!
I am sharing information on cortisol, which is a hormone that your body releases to deal with stress, and unfortunately high levels of cortisol are linked to increased levels of abdominal (visceral) fat. This type of fat is more detrimental and dangerous to your health.
Want to reduce cortisol and burn more belly flab? Here are 3 strategies that are shown to support. Maybe not all will make sense for your life right now, and yet they are worth considering.
1. WORK LESS - New research shows that if you work more than 48 hours per week, the likelihood of consuming excess alcohol goes up dramatically. Alcohol consumption increases cortisol, and together they both increase belly fat. If you're looking to shrink your belly, trim back your working hours while choosing calorie-burning exercise for stress relief (in lieu of alcohol). This latter option will do wonders for your waistline. wedding collections for fat plus size brides
2. Don't consume CAFFEINE after 6PM - Although caffeinated beverages can enhance fat-burning when consumed around exercise, caffeine can be a double whammy on cortisol levels, especially if consumed at night when it's very likely to negatively affect the quality of your sleep. Getting quality, uninterrupted sleep each night is critical to reducing cortisol, so you'll want to avoid caffeine in the evening hours.
3. Take time to "UNPLUG" - A recent Canadian study showed that those who were constantly "plugged in" to technology all throughout the day (TV, smart phones, computers) were significantly more stressed than those who took time to "unplug" during designated time blocks each day. More stress = more belly fat, so if you want a trimmer belly, start planning some device-free time each day.
CREDIT: Shawn Wells, R.D. and Chief Science Officer, BioTrust Nutrition
[Note: There are additional lifestyle and health strategies this gentleman put into place]
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