Forget everything else and do this one thing if you want to lose weight

A lot goes into losing weight, but your success may actually hinge upon just one thing:

Your level of stress.

The link between stress and obesity has been so well established that it’s no longer contested by any credible source. Every legitimate medical, nutritional and obesity research outlet agrees. Western medicine and alternative practitioners are united on this one.

The biochemical relationship between high stress and obesity is not a myth. Stress makes it so much harder to lose weight due to the tidal wave of hormonal changes that comes with it.

If you accept this link between high stress and obesity, you’d actually be better off focusing on a strict stress elimination protocol, rather than a strict dietary regimen.

Impact of stress on weight loss

High stress:

• Prevents break down of fat and causes your body to store fat.
• Causes hormonal changes that make you insatiably hungry.
• Causes unhappiness, which leads to reward eating.
• Contributes to impaired sleep, which inhibits weight loss.

The problem is further compounded by medical syndromes that make losing weight even more unlikely, such as metabolic syndrome.

Forget your eating plan for just a moment and let’s focus on the thing that causes you to abandon healthy eating and even exercise: stress.

Consider consciously creating a stress-elimination plan for yourself. With lower stress, you’ll be less hungry, crave less sugar and other carbohydrates, and exhibit greater self-control, all without any added complications such as extreme dietary rules.

The problem is, most people do not have the first clue about how to reduce stress.

Here are some ideas to get your started:

1. Accept the idea that stress is related to obesity. Denial of stress leads to more stress, and you are only human.

2. Make a list of all your stressors. This doesn’t make you a special victim who now has a right to complain, but it should help you become more aware.

3. Choose the “top” stressor on your list and create a plan to reduce or eliminate the source of the stress. How can you simplify your life in this area?

4. Learn to say “no.” Too many obligations in life equal too many pounds around your waist.

5. And here’s the most important one of all. Learn to deal with the negative voice in your head. You know, the one that constantly whispers critical thoughts about you, others and the world? That subtle inner voice that seems to love failure is the source of SO MUCH STRESS.

If you have no idea how to deal with this negative voice, then try out this counter-intuitive method, compliments of the iNLP Center. Watch the free video demonstration here and follow along.

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