You heard that right. Stress spikes your insulin just like a cookie will. If you stay in that stress state long enough, your body will turn on all the red flags and start converting existing carbs into fat, especially the next time you eat.
Why? Your genius body doesn't feel safe. It's sensing a threat and wants to make sure you have ample energy to fight or flee. It's not prioritizing resting and digesting.
That's why quick fixes like Cool Sculpt, crash diets and liposuction rarely work long-term: they never solve for the root problem.
Sometimes that problem is simply not having the foundational knowledge of balanced nutrition for your unique body and metabolism. Oftentimes the root cause also includes unprocessed trauma, unhealthy coping habits, and an addiction to the hustle lifestyle. This is exactly why we integrate so much mindset, emotional, and spiritual support into all of our programs. It's not always just about the food.
We see this all the time when new clients start with us. Some are so used to living in stress, they don't recognize it. Most are under-eating, skipping meals, over-exercising (but under-active the rest of the day), over-working and are beyond frustrated that they still hold onto stubborn body fat.
It's challenging as a coach to build trust at first... imagine trying to convince someone that eating MORE food more frequently will actually help their body calm down, stabilize mood, create steady energy, and mobilize fat burning. We didn't believe it ourselves at first. But now it's our purpose to continue spreading the word and holding the accountability space for others to flourish like never before.
Ultimately, there are no shortcuts to building a healthy, resilient, strong, lean body. In fact, several studies show that the slower you lose body fat, the more likely you are to keep it off.
Why? Because that's evidence that you're likely not doing anything super drastic in terms of changing your preferred lifestyle. Slow and steady changes over time are best for sustainability. The body and brain do not like one big massive overhaul of change all at once - that's what sets us up for failure.
Who wants to keep going with new habits if they feel extremely restrictive and rigid? Not us. And not anyone we know.
Have you tried Cool Sculpt, liposuction or something similar? If so, did that work for you? Click reply to this email and let us know. We read every single response and want to hear from you!
P.S. if you're ready to take that leap, you can book a free call with us to learn more🤩
Shannon Morse & Lisa Kirby | Creators of Awaken Your Nutrition @thegreendoor.life | thegreendoorlife.com