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A Deep Dive Into How Stress is Ruining Weight Loss

Stressed? If so, it might be the hidden reason you’re having trouble losing weight! This week, Betty breaks down everything you need to know about stress and cortisol and how they might be playing a role in your weight loss resistance. While cortisol is natural, too much of it can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, and insulin resistance.

She’ll go further into the symptoms of high cortisol and explain why the body might create too much. Then, she’ll give you easy steps to reduce the cortisol levels in your body.

In today’s fast-paced world, stress might be inevitable. But there are actions you can take to regularly lower your cortisol levels and finally achieve your weight loss goals!

Key Topics/Takeaways:

  • Why cortisol can lead to weight gain and insulin resistance.
  • What creates too much cortisol in the body.
  • Cortisol’s role in gluconeogenesis.
  • The connection between cortisol and the thyroid.
  • Cortisol and estrogen dominance.
  • How to reduce cortisol.

Memorable Quotes:

“When the body’s under stress, it produces more cortisol, which can stimulate the release of another hormone called ghrelin. And ghrelin increases hunger and cravings. So this can often lead to overeating and weight gain, especially if the diet is not a healthy diet.” (3:18, Betty)

“Cortisol also contributes to estrogen dominance by increasing estrogen production and inhibiting the metabolism of estrogen in the liver.” (22:20, Betty)

“You can’t get up in the morning, chug six cups of coffee, skip lunch, and then have dinner, but run with your hair on fire every day and get the same benefit. So we have to do thoughtful fasting. We have to do thoughtful food composition. (25:25, Betty)

Connect with Betty Murray:

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