I am very stressed by a number of things including my inability to lose body fat, pandemic headaches, work load and more. My cravings for carbohydrates are absolutely wicked when my stress levels jump at work. What can I do to reduce body fat while having a high level of stress? ~ Christine, Highland Park, IL
Christine, you can improve the way your body responds to elevated stress by using the correct nutrition and exercise strategies consistently. Implementing strategies for which you are confident will improve your exercise and nutrition plan consistency of execution dramatically. The specific strategies built into the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan works very well for people with high stress levels to lose body fat quickly. You are likely very sensitive to carbohydrate intake at this time due to hormonal difficulties associated with elevated stress. Your situation will create conditions that are ideal for body fat storage especially when refined carbohydrates are consumed.
The 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan is the perfect system to maximize rates of body fat loss with high daily energy levels under stressful conditions. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a free copy of the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse and the Day 22 Carb Load files today.
Poor Insulin Sensitivity
High levels of cortisol, common with elevated stress, negatively impacts insulin sensitivity. As a result insulin levels are too high with meals which creates a fat storage environment. Consumption of refined carbohydrates, non-refined carb sources, and saturated dietary fats in particular can further peak insulin levels. A low carb approach is ideal for anyone trying to maximize rates of body fat loss while stress hormones are elevated.
High stress hormones will trigger intense cravings for carbohydrates in general. However regular exercise and general activity can effectively combat cravings. Consuming significant amounts of organic dietary fats and proteins increase levels of satisfaction from food and reduce overall appetite.
Exercise sessions with a high level of quality and short duration are excellent for combating elevated stress levels. Clients report feeling much better and more energized following short sessions ranging from 20 to 40 minutes. Elevated stress hormones make over-training more likely which means sessions should be combat and attention must be paid to accelerating recovery of the muscles as well as the nervous system.
Resistance Training is the ticket!
Resistance training tends to provide more stress relief than other forms of exercise, based on years of client feedback. Three weight training workouts and two fat burning interval sessions each week is an ideal activity level without compromising recovery. The two non-exercise days should feature general activity such has walks around the block and stretching. Traditional steady-state cardio alone can elevated stubborn fat storage mechanisms and should be avoided.
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for your free copies of the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan, Day 22 Carb Load, High Calorie Day Report and 88 day burn cycle so you can Outsmart up to 10 pounds of body fat in just three weeks. 2023 brings great opportunity to improve your body composition, daily energy and quality of life with the correct nutrition and exercise strategies to fit your needs. We can discuss your challenges and suggested solutions 7 days per week.
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Author of the 100% Fitness Solution eBook and Director of Infinity Fitness is a highly regarded performance nutrition and training specialist. In addition to designing customized programs for his celebrity, weekend warrior and executive clients, Scott works daily with professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NCAA. Scott has built an excellent reputation providing effective supplements, cutting-edge information and unmatched service to thousands of clients worldwide since 1999.