Struggling to lose weight and want to try an easy natural way to lose weight?
Mind Body Soul Balance Coach, Rose Burnett shares the “Secrets” to lasting weight loss and how to get started.
We look at how to balance out your blood sugars, reset your appetite thermostat to reduce cravings and lose weight easily.
Often when our body and diet is imbalanced, we experience see-sawing sugar highs and lows. This can be as a direct result of what you are consuming and the effects of stress.
Cutting Out Sugar for Weight Loss
The biggest problem with sugar is it is habit-forming and leads to constant cravings. The more sugar you have, the more you crave it.
It wreaks havoc with your natural appetite thermostat that lets us know when we’ve had enough to eat.
Sugar affects the reward centres in our brain and activates the sensors in our mouth and intestinal sugar detectors in our gut.
Sugar can significantly increase the driving forces behind our motivation to eat.
Studies have shown that foods that don’t taste sweet seem to be metabolized in a different way, which makes it easier for us to control our portion intake.
Consuming sugar also leads to ‘sugar spikes’ in our blood glucose levels.
Sugar can initially give us a burst of energy followed by dip in concentration, digestion and mood.
This constant ‘spike and dip’ process affects our endocrine regulators like insulin and our gut, and brain.
Leading to more cravings for sugary food.
We eat foods every day that are labelled and marketed as healthy, and yet they are often full of sugar.
My advice is to check labels on everything you are consuming, from packaged foods to sauces for the sugar content.
Generally anything with ‘ose’ on the end like fructose, maltose, lactose, sucrose, glucose and dextrose is a sugar.
What About Artificial Sugars?
Artificial sugars are known to contribute to an addiction to overly sweet foods. They can lead to the development of glucose intolerance and other metabolic conditions that result in higher than normal blood glucose levels.
Avoid any products containing artificial sugars and substitutes.
Common types of artificial sugars include aspartame, sucralose, Acesulfame K, saccharin, xylitol and sorbitol.
Avoid ‘diet’ products claiming to be low in sugar because they usually contain artificial sweeteners as the substitute and are highly processed.
By removing sugar and artificial sugars from your diet, the aim is to balance out your blood sugars and reduce your psycho-emotional connection to food.
As well as resetting your appetite thermostat, so you recognize when you are full.
A ‘win-win’ for your body, health and emotional well-being!
How Stress Can Make You Fat
Stress can also affect your blood sugar levels. When your stress levels rise, stress hormones are released into your blood stream at high levels.
Two of these stress hormones, Adrenaline and noreadrenaline (also called norepinephrine) give us the ‘fight or flight’ response to stress.
Where our heart races, we breathe faster, muscles tense and we may sweat. And Noreadrenaline typically makes us more awake, alert and responsive.
Depending on how stressed you are, it can take from 30 minutes to a couple of days to return to your normal resting state.
Continued for long enough, stress can lead to disease and health problems, particularly if Cortisol is released into your bloodstream.
What happens with high stress, is chronic elevated levels of cortisol can suppress your immune system, increase blood pressure and sugar levels in your blood.
It can also decrease your libido, produce acne, contribute to obesity and much more.
And will eventually lead to a ‘crash’.
The place where you feel overwhelmed and experience feelings like an inability to cope, sadness, depression, physical illness, loneliness, guilt and despair.
The underlying reasons for stress can be different for everyone.
Emotionally, we may start withdrawing and spend less time focusing on our own self-care, nutrition and exercise.
We grab quick and easy meals or takeaway, rather than healthier options. We exercise less and start piling on the weight.
And complacency can creep in.
You know…that place where we tell ourselves we don’t look too bad and we’ll get around to starting that diet or exercise program soon.
Typically, what happens is that we fail to change anything.
It’s often only at our lowest point, when we’ve had enough of being overweight or experience major life changes that we decide to do things differently.
I’m glad you are here…it means you’re ready!
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Want to Lose Weight – Getting Started with Rose Burnett | Watch Time 9:08 Minutes
Switching to Natural Healthy Eating
Over time, we have normalised a diet of highly packaged and processed foods that are quick to prepare and eat. Often these types of food have low nutritional value and are high in sugar, fat and carbs.
In this video, we look at how a shift to eating more natural and organic foods, that are vitamin rich, high in protein and antioxidants can help you lose weight easily and keep it off in the long term.
Plus, how they help raise your vitality, chi energy and overall health and feeling of wellbeing.
We also explore why you never have to count calories to lose weight naturally.
And how some carbs turn into sugar, and which ones to avoid to lose weight.
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