The connection between cortisol and belly fat

One of the biggest complaints we hear from women in mid-life is about their growing waistlines.

Though there a ton of reasons for this VERY annoying and frustrating occurrence, today we wanted to specifically address the connection between cortisol and belly fat.

Let’s begin by first defining cortisol, a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and secreted into the bloodstream, where it is then delivered to all parts of the body.

However our bodies don’t distinguish between the stress response of being chased by a bear and dealing with a stressful situation.

And therein lies the problem. Our bodies still respond the same way by releasing our main stress hormone, cortisol.

Here are a few suggestions: – Eat a consistent, healthy, nourishing diet: Meals that are balanced with lean proteins, quality fats, plenty of veggies and good fiber is your overall base for balanced hormones in general,

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