We diet. We starve ourselves. We work out. Yet, so many of us find it difficult to lose weight. A possible reason: Stress!
A study by Yale found that stress may cause excess abdominal fat in even non-overweight women. These women also have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol affects fat distribution by causing fat to be stored centrally-around the organs.
As we all know, smoking, alcohol, a poor diet and lack of exercise all contribute to greater abdominal fat, the type of fat that puts us at risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Solution: Take a lesson from Jane!
Jane, a perfectionist mom of 3 who drank at least 3 cups of coffee per day, had approximately 25lbs to lose. She was a perpetual dieter, but each time she lost weight, within weeks she regained it.
Finally in despair, she did a 3 week JOOS Reboot. Although she felt much higher energy levels and slept better, she didn’t lose any weight. Fortunately for her, since she felt so much better consuming the highest quality vitamins and minerals, she continued to drink 1 JOOS per day after the cleanse and followed a largely plant rich diet. She also started a regime of yoga, light lifting, some cardio and sleep at least 7 hours each night. Approximately 6 months later, all of a sudden, the weight starting pouring off of her.
This was approximately 3 years ago and Jane has kept the weight off. Even more, her moods have stabilized and she is, all around, a happier person.
Jane’s cortisol levels were so out of whack that she needed to be patient and relearn how to eat a sensible diet to bring them back inline. Only then could she sustain weightloss.