How Women Can Overcome Stress to Lose Weight

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Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright with a weight loss challenge you can over come. Do you feel stressed? Stress is a big obstacle when it comes to weight loss. Research shows that women are more prone to feeling stress as they juggle the demands of work, family and their social lives, not only that but women are also more likely than men to feel guilty when work interrupts their home lives, all of that pressure sense stress hormones souring and that's bad news for your waistline.

High levels of these stress hormones cortisol increase your appetite and cortisol makes you crave food ties and fat and sugar. The solution spend a few minutes today practicing simple stress reductions strategies. Here are a few tips, walk for 10 minutes, breath deeply 10 times, tense and relax each muscle group or find a quite place to meditate for a few minutes. When you feel under pressure try one of these tricks to melt away stress, it will help you feel better and stay slim.