THE PROBLEM WITH STRESS!
Our hormone balance is a very important factor in our success or failure when we try to lose weight. If the balance is upset by being permanently stressed and our diets are also too high in sugar and refined carbs, then the result is an inability to keep blood sugar levels stable.
The body releases the hormone Cortisol when it's stressed and this can in turn increase oestrogen production, encouraging the body to lay down fat around the hips, thighs and waist. It's a very simple way of explaining it, but the important thing to remember when trying to lose weight is that there is more to it than simply counting calories. And if you are looking for long term success, then looking at our lifestyle overall is just as important as looking at the food we eat.
So when you are looking to lose weight, remember controlling stress and sugar are essential for good hormone health, which is important when we are trying to lose weight sensibly.