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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

You’re faithfully following a healthy weight-loss plan and paying attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and proper supplementation. You track your water intake and weigh yourself at the same time, on the same day each week. Yet your weight remains the same. Often when this happens, there’s a hidden culprit such as stress or prescription medications. Or perhaps you’re eating foods with hidden forms of sugar. Sometimes, though, stubborn weight that won’t go away is …

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From the doc: The link between stress and weight gain

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Scientists have known for some time that stress is related to weight gain. When faced with a stressful situation, our adrenal system is designed to release a hormone called cortisol, which regulates or modulates many changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol influences blood sugar levels, macronutrient metabolism, blood pressure, and the central nervous system, as well as many other functions throughout the body. When cortisol is released, our energy, metabolism, …

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Stress, cortisol, and weight gain

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss July 10th, 2018

Stress causes the body to produce cortisol, a hormone that is super-helpful in serious fight or flight situations, but not so much in modern day. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, and sends signals to the brain to regulate blood pressure and immune functions. A cortisol spike will signal your body to consume a lot of calories and put insulin production on hold. These responses are all conditioned to increase energy and immunity to …