Adrenal Fatigue Pt 4

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Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and Weight Gain

Weight loss isn’t always about dieting

Some people lose weight when they are stressed and others put it on. But even if you’re not eating more, what’s going on inside your body due to the stress might be making you overweight.  I have a list here of things that are ‘stressful” that might be contributing to your spare tire around the middle! 

25 things that cause a stress response in the body and make us overweight

CausesPossible effects of that stress
Eating too many calories and not getting enough nutrientsAlways hungry, nutrient deficiencies may lead to disease
Preservatives, artificial coloursAdd to the load on the liver
Pesticides, metals and other poisonsCan damage cells, can kill gut flora
Artificial sweetenersLong term weight gain, carb craving and MS-like symptoms
Thinking negative thoughtsIncreases cortisol levels
Putting up with being unhappyFrustration & resentment which may elevate blood pressure or stress the liver
BoredomCan lead to overeating
Unresolved anger, grief, hurtBody tension which affects circulation to that area. Can cause emotional eating
Unexpressed joy, happiness and appreciationEmotions become negative and fester within us. 
White flourRaised blood sugar and insulin.  Produces inflammation, causes cell damage
White sugarRaised blood sugar and insulin.  Produces inflammation, causes cell damage
Trans, hydrogenated and oxidized fatsRaised blood sugar and insulin.  Produces inflammation, causes cell damage
AlcoholPoisonous to the liver, increases requirement for nutrients
CaffeineLeaches nutrients from the body
Missing breakfastCauses fatigue and overeating at the end of the day
Eating too late at nightLeads to missing breakfast – See #15.
Eating huge quantities of foodRequires more digestive enzymes than possible our gut can make.  Overloads all systems.  Causes us to miss breakfast.
MedicationsToxic to the liver
Smoking, recreational drugsIncreases heavy metal load and contains other chemicals that can overload the liver
Poor quality supplementsWaste of money
Misguided ambitionRaises adrenalin and cortisol levels, increases inflammation, can raise blood pressure and risk of stroke
JealousyMakes us irrational and the victim in our own story of life
Self-hateLeads to self-destructive behaviours like smoking and binge eating
Allergies & intoleranceCan create cravings
Poor liver and bowel detoxification Causes unhealthy blood which has multiple flow on affects that can be detrimental to our health and weight

Contact Brenda for your complimentary discovery session to discuss your adrenal recovery program. brenda@qwomen.com.au.

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Brenda Rogers

With over 25 years experience as a corporate trainer, naturopath, yoga teacher and wise woman educator, Brenda is the head clinician and coach at Quintessence Health.

"A healthy mind and body simply ensures you have the time and energy to fully express and manifest your life’s purpose – it facilitates the unfolding of joy."

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