Obstacle #1: Do you feel stressed?
Almost everyone feels stress at some point in the day. Research shows that women are more prone to feeling stress as they juggle the demands of their work commitments, their family lives, and their social ties. And not only that, but women are also more likely than men to feel guilt when work interrupts their home lives. All of that pressure adds up, sending stress-hormone levels soaring.
The kicker in all of this? Research shows that high levels of a stress hormone called Cortisol increases appetite. Uh-oh. And Cortisol makes people crave foods high in fat and sugar. Double uh-oh.
The solution: To help keep stress from sabotaging your waistline, one of the best weight loss tips for women is to spend at least a few minutes every day practicing a simple stress reduction strategy.
- Breathe deep
- Read for 10 minutes
- Go for a walk
- Talk with a friend (positive, not complaint ridden)
Let's hear 1 or 2 of your best stress relief strategies.