Stress & Cortisol on Belly Fat

When we are under stress, our adrenal gland secretes a hormone called cortisol to increase blood pressure and blood sugar to get ready to fight or flight. Cortisol stimulates the appetite for sugar and fat, signals the body to store fat around the organs in preparation for famine. There are many ways to reduce stress. Getting at least seven hours of sleep every night, meditation, staying positive and doing exercise can all help to reduce the level of cortisol in the bloodstream.

Four-Day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart It is a diet plan to flush out excess fluids, waste and gas in the digestive system by eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You have to follow their Four-Day Anti-Bloat Menu provided in the book but basically, the plan is to cut down salt, excess carbohydrates, gassy foods, sugar substitutes, pops, alcohol, coffee, tea, acidic fruit juice, hot coca, fried food and spicy food. Also stop chewing gums and eat cooked food instead of raw food. In addition, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, reduce stress, eat slowly and take a quick five minute walk after every meal to release the air trapped in your digestive track. Read more about Flat Belly Diet 


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