Is your lack of self control really your fault?
Friday, September 06, 2013
Wanting to lose weight but struggling? It's NOT that you have no motivation or self control. It's that the foods you are eating are addicting. Do not blame yourself for your lack of self control. Did you know that our ancestors in times of famine had cortisol (stress hormone) that would surge because hunger for them caused them stress. That stress surge would then encourage the body to seek out high fat items so that it could make storage for the future in order to help them survive. What does this mean for you today? Our body still associates stress with signs of famine, it leads us to seek out the high fat, high carb selections that we call "comfort foods". The bad thing is these foods are all most instantly converted to FAT. Our bodies still have not adapted to knowing our stress isn't the same stress our ancestors faced (which meant famine, or maybe high caloric out put due to battling or working strenuously). We all need to find active ways to deal with our stress. You need to help combat the stress in your life which leads your body to producing less cortisol and reduces your cravings through nutrition! Is your body in Famine mode? Do you crave Potato chips, ice cream, empty high calorie fatty foods? Your stress is pushing you towards these choices, YOU DO HAVE MOTIVATION, SELF CONTROL, AND THE POWER TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS!