A lot of us look in the mirror while getting ready first thing in the morning…
What do we see?
What do we tell ourselves?
‘Wow I look great, check out my ass’ ?
‘God I’m disgusting, look how fat my ….. is’ ?
For many of us we start our day by allowing ourselves to say something negative about our bodies – we welcome bad thoughts without even realising we are doing it.
If your partner were to whisper into your ear first thing every morning saying ‘good morning honey, your thighs are looking big and your cellulite is gross’..
Would you allow it?
So why is it okay for you to be telling yourself these things
Did you know mental and emotional stress causes a chemical in your brain to react and your body goes into protection mode.
Cortisol is the bodies ‘stress’ hormone. It is released in response to fear or stress by the adrenal glands dumping sugar into the blood stream – if you are constantly feeling fear or stress this hormone will be constantly realised into the blood stream.
Pffft as if a tiny little hormone can effect my body that much.
High cortisol levels have been proven to interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, INCREASED WEIGHT GAIN, blood pressure and heart disease.
It also increases your risk of depression and mental illness.
Do I have your attention yet?
SO if you’re eating the best diet in the world and STILL not getting results you should look at the environment you are living in and what you are saying to yourself.
Things you can do to help metabolise cortisol:
-Deep Sleep – not getting your 8 hours? This could be leaving a huge indent. Try meditation. (I use the app calm)
-Exercise – also metabolises cortisol and also releases the feel good chemical dopamine so can also help depression. Exercise doesn’t always have to be intense it might just be a walk in the fresh air to help clear your mind. If you need to change your training environment here is the link application link for Royale Fitness, the most positive training environment you’ll ever find – Royale Fitness Access
-Laughter – is also another good one to help combat cortisol. You know when you really, REALLY laugh your jaw gets sore and you cant breathe – how good do you feel. Forcing this just never works I usually watch random FB videos that have me cracking up – stupid & time wasting? Maybe but it makes me feel good!
So all in all to keep off weight you must love.
Love yourself and those around you.
Love is safety and loving yourself is key to it all.
Happy New Year Y’all
Can’t wait to bring you another year of TalkingWithTel, after our miscarriage last year I didn’t get back to writing which is something I truly loved doing – I’m back with your weekly dose of real-ness baby!
Stay Strong & Stretch,