Whether you have recently lost a job, started a new one, have any kind of crisis in your life (and who doesn't?) the added stress can make it difficult to lose weight. Stress causes your adrenal gland to secrete more Cortisol (the stress hormone). Cortisol can increase your appetite, but also stimulates your body's release of the fat-storing hormone insulin. The result: Your body holds on to its fat stores as hard as it can, even if you're eating less than before.
Anyone that has struggled with Cushing's Disease can tell you what a MAJOR impact cortisol can have on weight gain. Hormones regulate almost every cell and organ, and function in our body. In an earlier post we mentioned the hormone ghrelin as a hormone that stimulates appetite. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” due to excess cortisol being excreted during times of physical and physiological stress. Cortisol has been shown to not only affect weight gain, but also where weight is put on. An elevation in cortisol levels has been shown to cause fat deposition in the abdominal area. A high amount of fat in the abdominal area has been correlated with cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke.
This was a brief explanation about how high cortisol levels and weight gain are related to each other. High levels of cortisol for a prolonged duration doesn't just cause weight gain, but also causes muscle pain, premature aging, insomnia etc. Cortisol release in blood flow increases when a person is under stress.
Through the science of getting thin a new product has been introduced that acts favorably with the glandular system of the body to nutritionally support optimal levels of weight related hormones including Cortisol and Grehlin. The product , called Transfigure has been developed to synergistically work with the other products in SISEL’s Slim & Slender Rapid Weight Loss System. It is exciting to know that science is working to make things easier in life, and explain some of the many factors that make losing weight so difficult.