I mention the Stress Hormone Cortisol to a lot of my clients. If people present with Stress, Anxiety, Exhaustion and/or unexplained weight gain in spite of no change in diet and lifestyle; or are struggling to lose weight in spite of their best efforts, (and they have eliminated other potential physical causes with their GP). It is always worthwhile to investigate Cortisol as a likely suspect.
Cortisol may be busily at work in their bodies in an attempt to prepare them for fight or flight. It does this by first of all draining the body of it’s stored fuel (derived from carbs and fats), often leaving them feeling exhausted it then tries to encourage them to not just refuel but stockpile by making them crave Carbs and Sugars. Of course if it goes on for long enough it will lead to weight gain. In the past few days there have been a number of articles explaining why crying may actually help with Weight Loss, here’s one of the articles I’ve found, I include some more links at the end.
I’m a fan of crying when crying is what comes naturally and the situation or feeling induces it, because it is in my opinion a release of emotion that no longer needs to be held tight. It’s healing and cathartic. That said, I wouldn’t recommend that it become a diet plan. There are only so many times you can watch The Notebook or Titanic (once was enough for me to be honest).
There are more effective ways to reverse the effects of Cortisol and deep relaxation is common to all. Here are 3 suggestions:
Deep relaxation is one of the most effective and efficient ways to reverse the effects of Cortisol and above are just 3 examples of how that state can be achieved.
If you are feeling Overwhelmed, Stressed or Anxious you may benefit more from seeing a Therapist such as myself. If you would like to contact me please give me a call on 0435 923 817. I am a Melbourne Hypnotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience in assisting people with Stress and Anxiety related issues, as well as with Weight Loss. You can also contact me by using the form at this link.
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Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
Please note as with all therapies, Results for Therapies delivered by Hypfocus may vary from person to person