How many times a day, week, month do you have clients/strangers come up to you and ask you about your nutrition? I am always surprised when I start to break down how many people I talk to about nutrition and find out those numbers range from 30-100+ a month. What advice are you giving them? Are you suggesting the Whole 30 diet? Paleo? Eating Organic? Or just marketing certain grains and vegetables that you have found work for you? Anyway you are answering this question you are helping someone else make money.
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
I want to talk to you about visceral fat. It is the layer of fat that lies inside your body that surrounds your vital organs. The production of excess visceral fat is linked to cortisol-the stress hormone. Where is it produced?Cortisol is produced in your adrenal gland (which sit right on top of your kidneys). What does Cortisol do?
I know what you're about to say, "It's been a while" and you are absolutely right! I have been dealing with a health issue that I had to get a hold of. After sitting here for the past few months, I have been focusing on me from the inside out.....literally. I thought, why not talk about this issue, make others aware of it and have my experience possibly help someone else along the way. First, let's talk about my symptoms.
We all have frustrations/stresses of everyday life that get in the way sometimes, but some of us don't realize that they are a HUGE part of our successes in and out of the gym. Maybe our day didn't go as planned or we were happy when we left the house and then someone or something made it switch, almost suddenly. Those little things can creep up on us and STORE FAT! Yes, that's right, our frustrations and stresses cause us to store fat. As if we needed anymore, right?