Cortisol Levels, Stress & Weight Gain: How it all Relates

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When going through a stressful situation, your brain activates the secretion of 2 hormones– adrenaline and cortisol. The adrenaline triggers our heart rate & & high blood pressure to increase while cortisol releases glucose to be used for energy production as your body prepares you for a demanding event and helps your brain believe more clearly wile shutting down non-essential functions of the body (such as your GI system). Consider it as an “all hands-on deck” emergency situation where the immediate job at hand (difficult, inciting occasion) needs everything in the body to work towards that one goal of resolving the stressor. This is a great system for an intense reaction to a real danger.
What is so typical in our society today is CHRONIC STRESS.
When the adrenals continue to be over-stimulated, the cortisol, insulin & & glucose levels stay high in the blood. With time, the body becomes less conscious insulin and cells stop responding or ended up being resistant to insulin and fail to use glucose. The body believes we are starving and hangs onto stored fat for energy, therefore causing a boost in cravings and yearnings. This develops the perfect storm when somebody is actually consuming an overabundance of calories however the body doesnt utilize those calories for energy and rather stores them as fat. The body also wont be using its kept fat for energy so rather it pursues lean body mass such as muscle to be utilized for energy. Our system becomes sluggish, then overindulging and reduced activity takes place, creating weight gain and difficulty slimming down. A healthy lifestyle and normal weight is the best way to keep insulin and glucose in check to prevent weight gain.
6 ideas to reduce stress levels & & weight gain:.

Believe of it as an “all hands-on deck” emergency situation where the urgent job at hand (stressful, prompting occasion) needs whatever in the body to work towards that one goal of solving the stress factor. Over time, the body becomes less sensitive to insulin and cells stop responding or ended up being resistant to insulin and stop working to use glucose. The body thinks we are starving and hangs onto kept fat for energy, therefore triggering an increase in appetite and yearnings. The body likewise wont be using its kept fat for energy so rather it goes after lean body mass such as muscle to be made use of for energy.

Co-Authored by: Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O., Founder & & Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Shelly Kocher, M.D., FACOG, Medical Director.

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