Take a lunch break
When feeling stressed the adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol into the blood supply to prepare the body for flight or fight. Cortisol increases blood sugar levels so your brain, muscles and organs have enough fuel to get you through that stressful situation – either running away (flight) or pushing on through even though you are tired and anxious (fight), this put very simply, promots our body to store fat.
So how would you describe your current stress levels?
A little bit of stress is not a bad thing. The problem occurs when you are constantly in that stressful state and not allowing yourself to come down from it, relax and take time out. Chronically elevated cortisol increases blood sugar levels, which then elevate insulin levels preparing the body for fight or flight…this, among other things, will stop you from burning fat no matter what exercise or diet program you follow.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH YOUR STRESS?
Chocolate? Biscuits? …Comfort eating! » Read more
I spent a very wet day Friday cycle coaching. If you’re dressed for the weather then it’s not so bad really. I was warm, and I was mainly dry.
So different to Wednesday when I also spent the day cycling but this time is was mountain biking – pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit… » Read more
So this week is the preparation week to get your mind, your body… and your kitchen cupboards ready for the start which is Monday 20 January 2014.
Read on to get some tips before starting any plan … » Read more
When you look in the mirror, or get dressed do you feel unhappy with what you see…is it just about weight loss?
I have just finished delivering another of my Escape the Gym and Lose Weight online courses. It’s great to see how the women on the course have lost inches, and see the photo’s they’ve taken wearing jeans or a skirt that was too tight and now fits comfortably.
But I found out some time ago that weight loss is not always about weight loss! » Read more