Many times you feel that you’re doing all the right things, yet you can’t seem to lose that stubborn weight.Unfortunately, the more you stress over it, the more determined those pounds seems to want to stay put.
Let’s take a close look at some possible triggers keeping you from the body you want.
So-called health foods - Many people are unwittingly eating so-called health foods like yogurt, granola, fruit juices, and gluten snack foods. Too often these products are loaded with artificial and regular sugar, soy-based oils, sodium, and are heavily processed. Choose real food like fruit, cut-up vegetables, homemade granola, and plain organic yogurt with fresh fruit.
Environmental toxins - Much of the conventional produce is heavily sprayed with pesticides, so choose organic when possible. The majority of our cleaning and personal care products also contain harsh chemicals that affect your hormones and damage your immune system.
Stress - Everyone faces stress at times, but it...
It is estimated that over 70% of Americans deal with some type of stress whether it be physical or psychological. Most of the time we simply want it to go away without looking at the root cause behind it.
So, what is behind the stress in your life? It can show up in any number of things including: marriage & family, relationships, finances, career, and health. It’s essential that we learn how to manage it, or it will destroy us.
I believe that stress is one of those things that you sometimes don’t realize is really affecting you until you end up in the ER. People even miss the early warning signs because no one ever thinks that something bad could happen to them.
But, before we talk about managing stress, let’s talk about avoiding it as much as possible. This may seem simplistic, but I think that some stress could be avoided by recognizing your trouble spots.
What are your triggers? Is it your home life, outside relationships, job, or your health?