Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Health - Foods That End Overeating & Beat Stress

Foods That End Overeating & Beat Stress

Hi John
One of the most common comments I get from people following the Great Taste No Pain system is that they drop excess pounds without even trying.
It just happens!
But I'd like to elaborate a bit on the topic of losing pounds.
Because over and above diet and lack of exercise, there's an unknown factor that can add to the thickness of your love handles and the thunder in your thighs.
Stress and poundage
You see, when your body gears up to deal with outside stressors, both mental and physical, two hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) are released to jump-start fats and carbohydrates in your body for quick energy.
This reflects the way the human body functioned back in the day of our caveman ancestors, whose lives depended on how quick their "fight or flight" reactions were.
Although we're no longer running from saber-toothed tigers or fighting rival tribes (our modern stresses are more mental in nature), that biological programming is still there.
When an event (physical or mental) occurs that your body thinks is stressful, adrenaline increases your heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output and carbohydrate metabolism.
Cortisol directs the necessary energy to meet the increased needs of your muscles or brain to respond to the stress.
Once your stressful event is over, your adrenaline level drops pretty quickly, but cortisol sticks around to refuel your body and bring it back to balance.
One way it does this is it gives you a HUMUNGOUS appetite, hoping that you'll replace the fat and carbs you used up during the "crisis."
This process is fine if the stress you've just dealt with is sudden and short-lived, like maybe getting in a fender-bender or taking an important test.
But the problem arises when people have almost constant stress, day in and day out.
With chronic stress, cortisol levels go up and remain high.
This can cause you to "stress eat" a lot because the cortisol in your body is constantly telling you to refuel.
Are you now starting to understand how stress leads to overeating...and more and more of you to love?
Other problems too
Chronically elevated cortisol levels can also lead to other problems too.
These include depressed immune function, low thyroid function, problems with blood sugar control and eventually adrenal burnout and chronic illness (like type II diabetes, repeated infections, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism).

Lower stress = lower weight
So...in order to help take off those extra pounds and keep them off (as well as help prevent chronic illness), it's important to keep your stress level low.
The terrific news is there are certain nutrients that can naturally help you combat stress. They include:
Zinc is part of at least 80 different bodily enzyme reactions, and a deficiency of it can lead to irritability, chronic anger, poor memory, impaired intellectual ability, loss of taste and smell and reduced ability to handle stress.
Zinc is found in oysters, meats and poultry, beans, nuts and whole grains.

Copper helps stimulate the growth of red blood cells and is part of several digestive enzymes. Being low in copper causes physical weakness, digestive problems and breathing problems.
Excellent sources of copper are oysters, clams, crab, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, peanut butter, lentils, beans and whole grains.

Vitamin B6
B6 is involved in over 100 different enzyme reactions in the body, including the one that converts the amino acid tryptophan to serotonin (your body's natural antidepressant).
A Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause irritability, depression, confusion, mouth sores, weakened immune function and intellectual decline.
Dietary sources of B6 include bananas, salmon, turkey, chicken, potatoes, and spinach.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's)
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential because they are involved in the functioning of the brain.
Deficiencies are linked to decreased memory and mental abilities, nerve tingling, poor vision, lowered immune function, increased LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
Easily found food sources of Omega-3's are walnuts, Brazil nuts, avocados, dark leafy greens, salmon, tuna and sesame seeds.
Now, each of these stress-fighting nutrients is released during digestion, being absorbed through the intestines into your bloodstream and lymph system and eventually carried to your organs and tissues.
So it's essential to make sure your digestion and nutrient absorption are as efficient as possible, so you actually GET the nutrients your body needs!
Two keys to being able to absorb those stress-busting nutrients
In order to maximize your nutrient absorption and make your digestion smooth and thorough, it's important to eat combinations of foods that don't result in overproduction of acid (and destruction of nutrients).
It's also crucial to help keep your population of intestinal beneficial bacteria strong, since they too aid in digestion and nutrient absorption.
The winning combination of Great Taste No Pain and Super Shield probiotic formula can help you achieve this important goal.
In the Great Taste No Pain manuals, I teach you the simple principles of good food combinations and spell out exactly what to eat with what for smooth, efficient digestion.
I make is so easy even a child could do it in their sleep. Plus if you like to cook, my recipes are downright fantastic! Many of them feature delicious ways to enjoy the foods with the great stress-fighting nutrients I mentioned above.
You can learn more about Great Taste No Pain here.
And Super Shield probiotic formula contains 13 medical-grade strains of potent beneficial bacteria that are feisty and just waiting to line your gut wall and carry out their job to help improve your digestion and nutrient absorption.
See all the ways Super Shield can help you here.
Naturally help tackle the effects of stress in your body...and you'll likely see a difference in that scale number very soon!
To your health,
Sherry Brescia
PS: A proven way to get the stress-fighting omega-3 essential fatty acids that are so important is to supplement with a quality fish oil like VitalMega-3. Read more about VitalMega-3 here.
PPS: Got low energy? Brain fog? CRS disease? You just may be low in in just one vitamin. One out of four people are. Read more about this deficiency and how you can help turn that around FAST:

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1 comment:

Shasha said...

Healthful eating with an under active thyroid would include whole grain products, pure ingredients with no added chemicals, plenty of vegetables,fruit and desiccated porcine supplements .