If you haven’t heard of CORTISOL before count yourself lucky, because it’s one hectic son of a bitch. Acute rises in this stress hormone is beneficial; helps you get shit done! But if your parasympathetic nervous system doesn’t kick in enough to bring cortisol down to non ‘fight or flight’ levels, this chronic high exposure could have some. Not very nice health effects… Actually pretty much everything in your body if effected by chronic high cortisol. One of them being the effect of body fat.
A good I info sheet detailing some steps is below.
A simple blood test will determine if your are high. I went to my GP and asked to have my cortisol tested. Mine are fucking of course, high.
I definitely don’t get much fat loss response from exercise, but I do notice if I back off on my exercise, I’m a little trimmer.
If you favour cardio like me, you’re better off breaking it up into smaller more frequent sessions. I was doing 8.5km a few times a week, now switching to 5km more often.
And simply, Of course, doing things that de-stress you, I’m lazy and also buzzed a lot of time so meditation is actually difficult for me bc it’s not ‘active’ so getting on your tube and doing a tai chi session or listening to theta brain wave meditation while in bed works for me.
I try to take down time when ever i can, because I feel like I need it, I burn out if I don’t.
Being o a high fruit, high raw diet makes me feel less stressed in my conscious mind. I try not to take supplements unless necessary, so next time I’m back at my herbalist I will see if there’s anything I could have temporarily to help lower cortisol.