Many men and women have experienced difficulty in losing weight and keeping the weight off. As you embark on yet another weight loss journey, you may be wondering what you can do differently this time around to not only experience a temporary change, but a total transformation. You want to look and feel your best so that you can live your life to the fullest. In our fast-paced world, we can often lose sight of our goals and fall off the wagon when facing challenging situations. We would like to discuss the negative impacts that stress can have on your weight loss journey:

Excessive Cortisol Levels

Chronic stress results in your body overproducing the stress hormone, cortisol, which negatively impacts your body. When your body produces too much cortisol, your metabolism slows down. Excessive cortisol also tends be stored as fat in your abdominal area.

Food Cravings

When your body overproduces cortisol, your insulin levels spike and your blood sugar levels drop, which can make you crave fatty and sugary foods. When you are experiencing chronic levels of stress, you are more likely to snack on some cookies or binge on some macaroni and cheese. When you are constantly stressed out, you are more likely to eat junk food.

Less Sleep

Have you ever noticed that when you feel extremely tired, you are more likely to eat junk food? One of the symptoms of chronic stress is fatigue, and many people reach for more caffeine or sugary drinks in order to feel more alert. However, the excessive consumption of such drinks can disrupt your sleep cycle. Inadequate amounts of sleep can disrupt the functioning of ghrelin and leptin, which are the chemicals that control your appetite. Not only is your appetite harder to control but you are more likely to crave carbs when you don’t get enough sleep.

How We Can Help You

Our women’s wellness center in Tucson takes an integrative approach to weight loss, which means that we use a combination of methods to help you lose weight. Prior to beginning one of our weight loss programs, you will have to undergo a detailed consultation and provide us with your labs so that we can customize a program to your health and lifestyle needs. We don’t want for you to simply look better; we want you to feel better and live a happier life.

Health And Wellness Coaching

When you work with our wellness coaches, we will provide you a structured program and hold you accountable for your actions as well as cheer you on when you hit your goals. We look at every different area in your life to see what changes your need to make to thrive. Unlike other weight loss programs, we look well beyond just your diet and exercise habits. We incorporate self care practices into your program, including meditation and yoga stretches, so that you can manage stress in healthier ways. By making positive lifestyle changes, you can truly transform your overall health and live your best life.

If you would like to lose weight and keep it off, contact our integrated healthcare center in Tucson to get started. Our medical professionals at Tula Wellness will provide you with an empowering program to optimize your health.