This week, I hopped on a call with a woman who I'm guessing you may relate to. She was frustrated by a sudden weight gain after having maintained her weight for 7 years. And it seemed no matter how hard she tried, nothing was working to get it back off.
She went from fasting for 18 hours per day to fasting 21 hours per day (and felt like shit while not dropping an ounce). She was working out hard 6 days per week. She was only eating 500-600 calories per day. She felt like it was hopeless, like she would never have the body she wanted.
I asked her what happened at that 7 year mark when she started noticing the weight creeping on. As it turns out, she was going through a major move and some incredibly stressful circumstances in her life.
Bingo! The stress of her life had caused the weight gain, and instead of dealing with the culprit, she tried to fix it through extreme dieting and exercises, which ironically only created more stress in her body.
But how is it possible that something as simple and common as stress could utterly override all your workout and eating efforts?? Let's talk about the science.
So next time you're up against a weight loss plateau, instead of assuming you have to increase your workouts or restrict your diet even more, consider looking at how much stress is playing a roll in your life. It may be the key to not only getting the scale to move, but to giving you a longer, happier life in the process.
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